Park Rd, Bedford, United Kingdom
Moggerhanger Park Bedford Reviews
Distinctly unimpressive Nov 12, 2014
As the old adage goes, an Englishman's home is his castle. That being the case, many tourists flock to the UK in the hope of seeing grand, stately, palatial homes dotted around the countryside. Many of these are definitely impressive, but as if to illustrate the point that they are most impressive when they have something to define themselves against, you get examples such as Moggerhanger Park.
The undoubted highlight of visiting here is having a stroll through the nearby woodland trail. As well as carrying a leafy, pastoral charm of their own, the circular route through the woods also enables you to take in some fine views of the surrounding Bedfordshire countryside. The gardens, which include an orchard and an ice house, are pleasantly sculpted too, although far from being the most beautiful you'll ever see.
But as for the house itself? Well, it may be a Grade 1 listed Georgian building dating back some 200 years, but that's where the interest frankly ends. The exterior is, quite simply, dowdy and ugly: a beige smudge of a poor relation to some other grand house that you wish you'd visited instead. The interior is only open for the twice-weekly guided tours, but as the picture they've put up on the website is of an unfurnished room with garish, marzipan-esque decorations, I'd suggest inside really isn't much better.
The house appears to be mostly used for wedding receptions, charity events and the like. Unless you find yourself there to attend one of these events, I'd give this place a wide berth.
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