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Buckden Towers

High St, Buckden, Saint Neots PE19 5TA, UK

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About Buckden Towers

This was an important residence belonging to the powerful Bishops of Lincoln. The first residence at Buckden would have been built of wood. Around 1225 Bishop Hugh de Wells built a new house of stone. The site was protected by a curtain wall and moat. Within the substantial courtyard and outer yard, comfortable accommodation and facilities, including a chapel, a churchyard, an orchard, and a park, were provided for the bishops and their entourages.



Attractions near Buckden Towers

Brampton Wood Nature Reserve2.24km from Buckden Towers

Brampton Wood SSSI is a 133-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Cambridgeshire, owned and managed by The Wildlife Trusts for Beds, Cambs & Northants as a nature reserve. You can spend many hours roaming the trails and verdant spaces here at Brampton Reserve.  One of the peaceful area which offers a natural living in the centre of woods.

Grafham Water4.7km from Buckden Towers

A beautiful and small lake which was created in 1965 to provide people with drinking water and was immediately colonized by wildlife. The nature reserve surrounds the western side of the reservoir and contains ancient and plantation woodlands, grasslands, and wetland habitats such as reedbeds, willow, and open water. It is also one of the prime bird-watching sites in the county, with rarer visitors such as osprey and the occasional Slavonian grebe and so more.

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve4.78km from Buckden Towers

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is a rich area of wildlife habitats in the heart of the Ouse Valley covering 78 hectares of lovely lakes, riverside, meadow, reedbed, scrub, grassland and woodland. It offers a great learning experience for visiting education and community groups as well as families - including a chance to get up close to local wildlife on the surrounding nature reserve throughout the year.

Hinchingbrooke House5.13km from Buckden Towers

Hinchingbrooke House is an English stately home in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, now part of Hinchingbrooke School.  This Tudor country house built around an early 13th-century nunnery.  Located in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire it has now a stunning wedding and events venue.   With its historical features and exclusive use of the extensive grounds and rooms it is the perfect place for all of life’s celebrations.

Cromwell Museum6.15km from Buckden Towers

The Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon, England, is a museum containing collections exploring the life of Oliver Cromwell and to a lesser extent his son Richard Cromwell. It can offer fun and engaging learning experiences for all ages, satisfying many different areas of interest.

St Neots Museum7.45km from Buckden Towers

St Neots Museum is a friendly local museum Housed in a former police station and court building, telling the story of a busy market town on the River Ouse, from prehistoric times to the present day. It is also home to the original goal cells where prisoners were detained and local history including the story of the railroad that reshaped the town in 1851 and local domestic life as it’s changed over the ages.

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Bedfordshire is not only a wonderful county to live in, but also to visit and enjoy with all the family. Bedfordshire is the ideal location for a day trip, especially from the neighbouring areas of London, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. There is so much to do, you’ll wish you were staying longer, so be sure to make a list of all the places.