5 Places You Must Visit in Luton

Millions of international tourists visit Luton, a large town in Bedfordshire, England, every year. This town has also become an instant getaway for UK residents due to its easy access from Stevenage, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and, most importantly, London, which is just 30 miles from Luton, says an expert at Holiday Inn Luton South, one of the best hotels near M1 Junction 9 and Luton airport, with parking.

Luton Airport is one of the main terminals for private jets in the UK, including Signature, Harrods and Ocean Sky. This major airport of Britain witnessed an impressive 32% increase in passengers from 2009, when 9.1 million passengers were handled by the airport. If you too are planning a trip to Luton, here is a list of attractions you should visit to make your trip memorable.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Luton

  1. Stockwood Discovery Centre: With beautiful gardens that have lots of seating, museums and a wide play area, Stockwood Discovery Centre is a great choice if you have kids. One of two free admission museums situated in Luton, with the other being Wardown Park Museum, Stockwood Discovery Centre displays collections of rural crafts, local social history, geology and archaeology, along with an award-winning display of carriages. The museum has free entry and is open 7 days a week.
  2. Woodside Animal Farm and Leisure Park: Another destination perfect for kids is Woodside Animal Farm and Leisure Park, which started out as a bird farm and has now progressed to an animal farm. Here, one can see a wide variety of animals, including chickens, rabbits and raccoons. Kids will surely enjoy the playground rides and a tractor ride hosted by the park.
  3. Wardown House, Museum and Gallery: If you are interested in a hat collection featuring over 600 pieces in an extensive collection, Wardown Park Museum, formerly the Luton Museum & Art Gallery, located on the outskirts of the town, is the place you should be. The museum showcases the traditional crafts of Bedfordshire, from the 17th century onwards, which includes lace making as well. Here, you'll find beautiful displays of Saxon jewellery, costumes, fine arts, straw-plaiting and Victorian room settings.
  4. Wrest Park: Located in Silsoe, Bedfordshire, Wrest Park is a country estate, spread over 92 acres. The park comprises a country house and Wrest Park Gardens, both being Grade I listed. These gardens were the gold winner for Anglia in the Bloom Awards 2017. Strolling through these exquisite gardens is a real treat for the senses. There is a play area for kids as well in the park.
  5. Wardown Park: Now it's time for the jewel in the crown of Luton's parks, Wardown Park. This is the most visited park in Luton, situated on River Lea. This park features formal gardens, fountain, boating lake and a rich history, exhibited in the Luton Museum & Art Gallery, located within the garden's premises. What's more, the iconic suspension bridge in Wardown Park was officially re-opened to the public in 2017, after extensive repair and renovation. Definitely worth a visit.

If you are looking for a green refuge within walking distance of the town centre, Wardown Park can become an instant choice. To get instant access to these amazing places, consider accommodation in hotels near M1 Junction 9 and Luton airport.







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