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Sightseeing in Luton - what to see. Complete travel guide

Luton is a relatively small town in England, which is located not far away from the capital of the UK, London. This fact makes Luton attractive to tourists. The population of the town estimates approximately 230 thousand of people. Luton is a particularly popular vacation for winter rest, especially for Christmas.
The history of Luton has more than eight hundred years so many historical attractions of various periods have been preserved in the city. In the city center, you will find a vivid monument … Open
During this period of the year life in Luton noticeably fastens and even “burns” in anticipation of this wonderful holiday. The streets and squares of the city are turned into the place of conducting fairs and festivities. During these days shopping malls and trading centers of the city are full of various holiday gifts and souvenirs and, what’s more important, everything is sold on competitive prices with discounts and rebates. Tourists will also find in Luton numerous recreational facilities, cafes, and restaurants that offer great show programs.
Luton is a part of Bedfordshire, which is famous for its rich history and carefully follows ancient historical traditions. Among the main attractions of Luton tourists should certainly not to forget to visit the old town hall and a magnificent Wardown Park. On the territory of the park are located Museum of Luton, the ancient church of St. Maurice and an art gallery. Copyright
Luton guests will have the opportunity to visit the largest zoo in the UK - Whipsnade Zoo. This is a historic zoological garden covering an area of about 600 acres. On a vast territory in … Open
One of the most beautiful historical monuments of Luton is the Church of St. Mary. It was built in the 10th century in honor of the victory over the Danes. Currently, the church impresses with its scale. In the early 20th century, it underwent a complete restoration, during which many elements of pristine decoration were restored. The church is 57 meters long and 27 meters wide. In the old church, a tower which is 27 meters high and is visible from many historic streets of Luton was preserved.
Hoo Fountain Another great historical monument is the building of the University of Bedfordshire. Now in this historic university, there are about 24 000 students. It attracts tourists, first of all, with its unique architectural appearance. The beautiful building in medieval style is surrounded by a lush garden. In the warm season, it is always decorated with interesting landscape compositions.
1. Most of the local museums are free of charge. However, a small voluntary reward to the museum is always appreciated. Such tips go to the maintenance of cultural centers. 2. City parks … Open
In Luton, works the Stockwood Discovery Centre, the venue for the most interesting events. It is home to the world-famous Mossman Carriage Collection, the largest collection of horse carts that can be seen in the United Kingdom. Amazing exhibits of this collection are often used in theatrical productions and on the filming of movies.
Hoo Lion An interesting place for walks will be the Wrest Park. It is also historical and covers an area of ​​about 90 acres. It is most interesting to stroll through this park in summer. There is a large rose garden on its territory where rare shrubs and plants grow. They are also equipped with unusual landscape compositions. This ancient garden is notable not only for its natural beauties. On its territory, an ancient French mansion, many sculptures and pavilions were preserved. In the warm season, the park is used for exhibitions and other cultural events.
In Luton, holidays with children can be diversified by visiting interesting entertainment centers. One of the most popular holiday destinations for tourists is the Cineworld Cinemas. In this … Open
In the vicinity of Luton, you can visit the ruins of the ancient Someries Castle, which was built to protect the city in the 15th century. In the 18th century, the castle was partially destroyed due to numerous battles. By this time it had completely lost its strategic importance. The stone, from which the castle was built, was used by local farmers to build and strengthen their houses. Now on the territory of the castle, fragments of the main walls, as well as a small watch house and a chapel are preserved.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Luton
♥   Castle 'Someries Castle' , 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Totternhoe Castle' , 10.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Berkhamsted Castle' , 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hertford Castle' , 25.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bedford Castle' , 28.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Luton
♥   Park 'Queen Elizabeth II' , 47 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Luton from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Castle Woodstock

From the series “Amazing Ancient Fortresses Preserved to This Day”
The ghost of beauty, living in the castle, is considered a good one, and never frightens the people who come to the castle with good intentions. One of the most incredible cases happened in the castle in the 18th century, when the officials wanted to expropriate the whole property as compensation for the owners' big debts. The ghost of Rozamunda has received them extremely unfriendly. The officials were thrown with the stones and watered by the cold water, whose appearance in the narrow corridors remains unexplained until today. Thus the protector's ghost saved the castle's valuable property. Thanks to the unusual case, the collection of antique objects and works of art can be appreciated today. … Read further

Ivy House

From the series “Unique Living Houses”
The article pointed out that in recent years the house was in disrepair and needed care. It was also told that ivy, which has fully braided facade of the building, wasn’t cut for more than 20 years. Even more, the house is so merged with the surrounding nature, that a tree started to sprout through the kitchen floor. Today, the spectacular old building looks much more attractive than before sale. The new owner expects to resell it for a sum of several times the amount of the purchase. Hederated homes and bridges are not very rare for the UK, but only the Ivy House located in Chelmsford has gained the worldwide fame. … Read further

Headington Shark

From the series “The Most Unusual Statues and Monuments”
Since its inception, the unusual monument has sparked many contradictions. The residents of the neighbors turned to the municipal authorities several times and asked to get rid of the shark because it spoils the landscape and is dangerous to safety. The inspectors who came to visit the monument in 1992 have confirmed that 'the Headington Hai' does not harmonize with the surrounding landscape. But the monument was not broken off. Today it is one of Oxford's most unusual and famous landmarks. … Read further
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New Year events in Thailand are likely to bring more people this year because everyone is tired of lockdowns and craving normal life. Many tourists, who book hotels in Pattaya, Krabi, or Phuket for the holiday season, also want to participate. As champagne has become an essential drink for New Year celebrations, the question regarding alcohol consumption comes to mind. The government allowed serving alcoholic drinks during the New Year countdown but only open-air cafes and restaurants with good ventilation will be permitted to do this until 1 am on 1 January 2022. This rule is nationwide. Read this


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