A growing market town with excellent travel links into London, Biggleswade has plenty of history on offer, and is easy to get to from all surrounding locations.
You might not be too familiar with Biggleswade, but the market town is an area on the up as an attractive spot for those commuting into London and other surrounding towns and cities. As a place to visit, it makes a quaint little day trip where you can make a visit to any number of peaceful, picturesque spots.
If you’re heading over to Biggleswade, you might not fancy the drive – in which case we’re here to help. Our trains are a stress-free solution to your travel planning and getting to Biggleswade is a simple journey from a number of nearby places.
Getting to Biggleswade
Nestled nicely between London, Cambridge and Peterborough, Biggleswade is simple journey from all three. We can have you up from London in 45 minutes, down from Peterborough in just over 30 minutes, across from Cambridge in around an hour and over from Stevenage in just 15 minutes. Essentially, we can offer you a quick and painless journey wherever you’re coming from.
You can make Biggleswade days out cheaper too by saving on your travel. If you’re travelling with your family, take a look at our kids travel for £2 deal on Off-Peak services. We’ve got discounts for adult bookings also, via our GroupSave feature. Keep an eye out for Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak travel options to save money against busier times, and check if you’re eligible for a Railcard – holders get up to 1/3 off all travel with us.
Things to do in Biggleswade
While Biggleswade days out can be enjoyed by simply taking a stroll about the town, there are a few spots to visit in the area that are definitely worth your time.
The town’s number one attraction is likely the Shuttleworth Collection, an aeronautical museum considered one of the best in the world thanks to its collection of pristine aircraft dating back over 100 years. Alongside vintage aircraft, you can see a selection of classic bicycles and motorcycles and various agricultural engineering pieces – all based across six aircraft hangars.
Adjacent to the Shuttleworth aerodrome sits the Swiss Garden – a tranquil green alpine-style space with 13 listed structures and a single resident peacock. Perfect for a peaceful stroll, the garden also hosts workshops, activity trials and outdoor theatre throughout the summertime.
For more in the way of enjoying the outdoors, Jordan’s Mill is a historic flour mill surrounded by a number of beautiful gardens ready to be explored. Once you’re finished outside, you can take a tour of the 19th century mill which is free for under-16s. Biggleswade is also a spot for balloon rides, where you can see the beauty of the Bedfordshire plains from above.
With a number of interesting things to do in Biggleswade, you might be tempted to make the trip over sometime soon. If you are thinking of a day spent around this old market town, then be sure to come to us for your travel arrangements. With regular services heading into the town from all major locations nearby, we make getting to Biggleswade a piece of cake – so you can focus on enjoying your day.