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Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, England. It had a population of 81,635 in 2011. Bedford was founded at a ford on the River Great Ouse, and is thought to have been the burial place of Offa of Mercia. Bedford Castle was built by Henry I, although it was destroyed in 1224. Bedford was granted borough status in 1165 and has been represented in Parliament since 1265. It is well known for its large population of Italian descent, and also an increasingly large Punjabi population, and is home to the largest Sikh Gurdwara in the UK outside London. Bedford is on the Midland Main Line, with stopping services to London and Brighton operated by Thameslink, and express services to London and the East Midlands operated by East Midlands Trains.


A place in United Kingdom, Bedford is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. Bedford is located at a short trip away from London a major city in United Kingdom. Take a short trip from Bedford and set some time aside to explore the London. Dotted with places like The London Eye, British Museum, Tower Of London; it will definitely be a good idea. Popular vacation packages of Bedford are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Bedford*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bedford

    Know the pollution level of Bedford before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Bedford: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bedford for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bedford.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.55 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.64 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 36.36 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 20 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.36 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.64 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.73 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 36.36 (Low)
  • Living in Bedford - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 60.94 (High)
    • Pollution Index 60.34 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 69.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.91 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bedford

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bedford

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 103.21 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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