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  1. Houghton House, Ampthill

    Image of Houghton House Ampthill.

    Houghton House makes for a great afternoon out. Located just 1 mile north of Ampthill, Bedfordshire (and about 8 miles south of Bedford), it commands fantastic views of the Marston Vale and surrounding areas. Houghton House was built in a mixture of Jacobean and Classical styles (presumably by John Thorpe) for Mary Sidney Herbert, Dowager Countess of Pembroke (sister of Sir Philip Sidney), in about 1615. The three-story brick structure features stone facings, and grand… Continue reading »

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  2. A Picnic in Ampthill Park

    A view overlooking the Marston Vale from Ampthill Park.

    When it comes to planning outdoor pursuits, I try not to plan too far ahead these days; it seems that we are all at the mercy of the great British weather, so was pleasantly surprised when mid-May presented us with a beautiful clear day! Not one to miss an opportunity, I went about ringing round the girlies to see who was up for a picnic in Ampthill Park. Ampthill Park is such a beautiful place… Continue reading »

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