Villages & Towns

Experience the varied character of towns and villages across Greensand Country. Places such as Woburn, Old Warden and Ampthill contain distinctive styles of architecture characteristic of the area’s historic estates. For example: Old Warden estate houses are built in an elaborate ‘English Garden’ style, with thatched roofs, dormer windows, painted render walls and timber porches; whilst the Duke of Bedford estate buildings in Woburn are generally built of brick in a Georgian style. Greensand Country’s idyllic villages contain various historical sites, as well as boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs.