Bedford is located in the county of Bedfordshire. This is a county town which is located in the East of England. The main economies of the country rest on wool and lace industries. The lace industry continued to spread its dominant position in this county town even in the twentieth century. Brewing however took an important place as a major industry of this town. This gained popularity with the decline in the popularity of wool industry.
Bedford castle mound, St. Paul’s Church, Bedford Park, Bedford bypass, Priory Country Park are some of the places which have gained popularity as tourist destinations in the county. The county is located on the River Great Ouse and this river is lined with beautiful gardens. This is known as the Embankment. A war memorial stands in this garden which was designed in 1921. The monument shows a Knight defeating a dragon.
The University of Bedfordshire offers higher degrees and research facilities to the students in this county. The university prior to merging with the University of Luton was an affiliate of the De Montfort University.
A number of roads, two railway stations and bus services are the prime transportation facilities available in this town.
Rugby, football, rowing, canoe racing are some of the games which are played with great enthusiasm by the players in this county. The county was also the host of the national teams which were preparing for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. This county accommodated more Olympic teams in this year than any other town in UK