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Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Downs Golf Club Whipsnade Road | Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2NB, England
+44 1582 500920
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Lovely view ........poor cafe

Been coming to Dunstable Downs all my life apart from the last few years. It truly is a lovey place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GEOFF D
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Sandown, United Kingdom
A great place to let children run!

I’ve visited the downs for many years! Since the refurb it’s brilliant. Kids can pick up litter... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kirsty H
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Soar above a breathtaking landscape, sculpted over time, decorated by nature and enjoyed by generations.Stand on top of Dunstable Downs for a view that will simply take your breath away. These Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) are designated for the quality of their chalk grasslands.As well as two Scheduled Ancient Monuments (Five Knolls and Medieval Rabbit Warrens) there are many other historical features and the site has much to offer you.The chalk grasslands of the Downs have miles of footpaths and several circular walks, a fascinating history and an abundance of plants and wildlife.Dunstable Downs is within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the highest point in Bedfordshire.The wind-swept ridge provides ideal conditions for a variety of air sports, especially kite flying. On calmer days it's the ideal site to enjoy the view and a picnic.Please note: Chilterns Gateway Centre is owned by Central Bedfordshire Council and managed by the National Trust.
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“kite flying” (78 reviews)
“national trust” (76 reviews)
“hang gliders” (30 reviews)
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Dunstable Downs Golf Club Whipsnade Road | Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2NB, England
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+44 1582 500920
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming to Dunstable Downs all my life apart from the last few years. It truly is a lovey place with the most wonderful views. BUT avoid the cafe. was in the area for a family birthday and made a visit. I just fancied toast,...More

1  Thank GEOFF D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited the downs for many years! Since the refurb it’s brilliant. Kids can pick up litter with special grabbers! Cafe is lovely and the walks are great. Head into the woods there is a brilliant wooden assault course. It’s best to do it when...More

Thank Kirsty H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a setting of fantastic views and proportions which is to die for, especially for the red kites.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic views across Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, and any kind of weather simply adds to the Vista! You can walk as far or little as you like with a continuing and changing view. There are a variety of flying objects to watch too ranging from gliders...More

1  Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We stopped off here on the way from Whipsnade Zoo on a bright and sunny Bank Holiday Monday. It was extremely busy. A National Trust site, so we could park free as we're members, although Very little space in the carpark. A short walk to...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing views , perfect spot for relaxation & enjoying the nature around you. We had fun hiking and running around with the kids.

Thank Munther7
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit for a family day trip or just a walk. I always visit the place for a jog every now and then just to get away from the gym,especially in summer. Would recommend for a walk, picnic or just to chill. The...More

Thank Miss S
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

There can’t be many places in the South East with better views. Wide open space with plenty of room for picnics, kites and throwing a frisbee around. Cafe with loos and an NT shop. OK, it’s £3 to park, but if the weather is good...More

Thank Boywaspy
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

... another fabulous walk over the downs. Always wonderful views, stopping to watch the gliders take off and land, and the paragliders were also taking on the elements. Great cafe too in the centre building.

Thank Andy-S60
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit to get away from busy London and to relax Dunstable Downs is the ideal place

Thank lovewhatyoudo2017
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Emily C
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Response from Christine E | Reviewed this property |
Don't know but ask at the centre.
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Sarah M
7 April 2018|
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Response from topkat2004 | Reviewed this property |
Backpack. Especially as it has rained a lot recently and overflow parking is on a field. This way you are not restricted to the path, but wear wellies and bare in mind that it is windy up there. Wrap up baby! Enjoy.
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