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    The closest car rental brand to Bedford St.Johns train station is Hertz – it takes just under half an hour to walk there (2.3km).

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Hire a car in Bedford

Bedford rose in status during the middle ages as a major trading point.

In many ways, it still resembles a traditional English market town. Positioned on the banks of the River Ouse, Bedford is centred around a former medieval castle – built by Henry I – and 13th-century parish church. Pick up your car hire to explore the Bedfordshire countryside and its landmarks.

If you’re in need of a good road trip treat, look out for the traditional Bedfordshire clanger – a dumpling stuffed with meat and sweet jam – to keep you going.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the most popular rental length in Bedford?
A. Seven to eight days.

Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Bedford?
A. July.

Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Bedford?
A. Europcar is the cheapest car rental brand in Bedford, offering cars from just £10 per day.

*Based on easyCar real booking data.

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A drive away

Woburn Abbey

For 400 years, Woburn Abbey has been the family home of the Dukes of Bedford. Over the centuries, the estate has been shaped and crafted by leading architects, turning the house into a statement of social and political importance.

The abbey houses one of the finest private collections in the country, with a vast range of Western artworks by significant artists, such as Rembrandt and Van Dyck. The surrounding grounds are made up of elegantly landscaped gardens and a deer park. If travelling with kids, be sure to make a detour to Woburn Safari Park, two miles from the abbey.

From Bedford, it is a 30-minute drive to Woburn. Parking is free of charge for visitors and is close to both the house and gardens.

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