Bedford is a historic market and the county town of Bedfordshire. The name Bedford was originally derived from a family having lived in the county of Bedfordshire, where the name was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as in “Godwidere and Osgar de Bedeford were tenants in capite, 1086.”

Bedford is a small, historic market town in Bedfordshire, less than 50 miles from London. It is considered very much part of the London commuter belt as the train trip is just under 90 minutes into the city. Historical sources date back to Saxon Kings. Today, Bedford is very multicultural and has a lot to offer residents and visitors.

The number one place to visit in Bedford is Bedford Park, a Grade Two listed English Heritage Victorian park created in 1888. It is the largest urban park in Bedford and contains a lake, multiple play areas and sports facilities; overall a great place to visit with your family (MK40 2PF).

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If you love the outdoors but you’re looking for a bit more excitement why not visit Herring Green Activity farm and birds of prey centre (MK45 3DT). One of the UK’s largest collections of birds of prey, Herring Green have over 200 birds on display and a long list of daily activities including tractor rides and donkey grooming.

Things to see and do in Bedford

St Pauls Church – Mentioned in the Doomsday Book, St Pauls has stood in the town centre for for centuries. Definitely worth doing a tour to learn the history. St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SQ

Markets – King Henry II gave Bedford permission via a charter to hold it’s own markets 800 years ago, and they are still going strong, though very different to how King Henry might have envisaged them. St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SL

Golf – Bedford is a great long weekend destination for golfers with over 20 golf courses to choose from. If this is something you’re interested in, simply search Golf courses in Bedford.

Herring Green Activity Farm – a quick 10 minute drive from the city centre you will find over 200 birds prey, including owls, eagles and falcons. There’s a variety of activities to keep everyone engaged for the day. Check their website for admission details and exhibition/show times. Herrings Green Farm, Cotton End Rd, Wilstead MK45 3DT

If you wish you could just fly away from your problems right now, here are some divorce solicitors in the area

  • Fullers Family Law – 59 St Peter’s Street, Bedford, MK40 2PR
  • HCB Solicitors – UK wide – Graylaw House, 21 Goldington Road, Bedford, MK40 3JY
  • Premier Solicitors – Premier House, Lurke Street, Bedford, MK40 3HU

In addition to these divorce solicitors why not talk to our Hug Directory member and expert Tom Nash at Melior Minds, a Life Coach specialising in Divorce, Separation & Family Coaching. A certified Master Practitioner in Coaching, NLP, TimeLine Therapy ® & Hypnosis.

Tom nash is a male divorce coach

Tom Nash – Divorce, Separation and Family Coach – Bedford

Getting your finances in order is one of the crucial parts of getting your life back on track.

Don’t wait until you are through with your divorce, speak to a financial planner at the beginning of your journey to set goals and to work out what an ideal settlement will look like.

Emily Pool features in The Hug Directory for Bedfordshire and can help with both finances planning and estate planning through her company “Middle Path”

Emily Pool of Perceptive Financial Solutions

I take a modern and fresh approach to financial planning and put you and your objectives at the centre. I love to help people going through major changes in their lives. Divorce is a major upheaval from which a great deal can be learnt to aid personal growth.

Emily Pool
Middle Path Estate Planning

You should really look at your Will provision at the beginning of the separation or divorce process;

Don’t only think about it being something you need to change at the end.

Dealing with bereavement

Not only is the bereaved dealing with their personal emotions and maybe those of their children or other family members, but they may have additional worries too. Within any relationship. one partner usually takes the lead in dealing with the day to day nitty-gritty and everyone becomes dependent on a partner for something.

Starting over again and the importance of financial planning

  • How is the mortgage going to be paid?
  • How are loans going to be dealt with?
  • Is there a life assurance or pension plan to be claimed? If so, how to go about that.
  • Has the deceased left a will? Where is it? What does it say?
  • How should any available capital be made to work most effectively? Should it be invested?

Even where the finances have a semblance of being organised, there is worry about the future along with matters such as banking and how pensions and investments function. It takes an experienced and patient Financial Advisor to put a person’s mind at ease.

Rarely is it a good idea to make big decisions in the aftermath of a bereavement as all opportunities have to be carefully considered. A good financial expert will advise with compassion and empathy. It’s all about reassurance. Matters which need to be dealt with quickly can be prioritised. Issues which may wait, can be revisited in the months to come.

Dealing with your finances doesn’t have to leave you feeling terror stricken!

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