We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
A Piece of History

While driving around Bedfordshire, a visit to Willington to see St. Lawrence Church and the... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Bryan, Texas
16th Century dove cote, the size of a house!

Not open as a rule, but on rare occasions. When it isn't open, park in its grounds, look around... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Peter Y
Read all 17 reviews
All photos (16)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good53%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“danish camp”(4 reviews)
Church End, Willington, Bedford, England
Improve This Listing
Reviews (17)
Filter reviews
17 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews nice afternoon danish camp national trust classic car show century bedfordshire church history dovecote henry
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2018

While driving around Bedfordshire, a visit to Willington to see St. Lawrence Church and the adjacent impressively large dovecote and the stables, dating back to the 1540s, is well worth the time. It is especially interesting if a local guide is available to point out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CJTravelerTexas
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Not open as a rule, but on rare occasions. When it isn't open, park in its grounds, look around the building's exterior and enjoy a planned walk from the map on the fence. Allegedly visited by King Henry VIII

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter Y
Reviewed 4 August 2018

There's not a lot of it, but it's a place of great history. Your best bet is to combine it with the nearby country walks and a stop at the Danish Camp by the river. A really nice afternoon all round.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Keith W
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Our visit was made very interesting because we had a very knowledgeable guide who opened the Dovecote for us and explained the history of the buildings. Without the guide the buildings themselves would have been a lot less interesting.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Mrs P
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Every year the National Trust open up the stables and Dovecote for us car enthusiasts to meet, chat and have a picnic and this year was no disappointment. Every end of May there is a an open invitation to take your classic car, park up,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Buddapies
Reviewed 17 April 2017

excellent food good service and a good price. very enjoyable brought the children out for lunch, couldn't fault a thing .

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ann m
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We happened to pass through the village of Willington and noticed the National Trust sign guiding us to the Dovecote and Stables, neither of which were actually open when we visited. However, it was interesting to be able to walk around each building. They are...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We visited the Classic car show last night. the area is beautiful, calm and offered a lovely back drop to the magnificent automobiles. A history of the village was shown with photographs and stories. Tea and cakes served...how very Willington !

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Beverley D
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

These buildings are the only National Trust properties in Bedfordshire and I am lucky enough to live in the village. They have a fascinating history and are well worth a visit especially when opened up to the public on a bank holiday. Can thoroughly recommend.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Sharon1865
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I parked the car nearby and had a short walk from Danish Camp(the other side of the village)to these wonderful stables.Like another reviewer i knocked the door but sadly no one answered.A lady in the car park(national trust)told me a little about the area and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank shane s
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Travelodge Bedford Goldington Road
159 reviews
2.96 km away
The Barns Hotel
1,034 reviews
3.37 km away
Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) Hotel
527 reviews
3.58 km away
Embankment Hotel
366 reviews
5.16 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4 nearby restaurants
The Crown Willington
120 reviews
.70 km away
Blossom Cafe
46 reviews
.71 km away
Danish Camp
204 reviews
.70 km away
Garden Room Restaurant
22 reviews
1.30 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all nearby attractions
Moggerhanger Manor
26 reviews
3.22 km away
The Horseshoes Blunham
5 reviews
4.77 km away
Priory Country Park
317 reviews
3.48 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Willington Dovecote and Stables staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines