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Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Downs Golf Club Whipsnade Road | Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2NB, England
+44 1582 500920
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stunning views

this place has stunning views of the countryside. a great place to fly kites and watch the gliders... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bert W
via mobile
Great place to walk

Living in Dunstable I always tell people I meet about the wonderful views you get from the top of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
charliebesty987
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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Soar above a breathtaking landscape, sculpted over time, decorated by nature and enjoyed by generations.Stand on top of Dunstable Downs for a view that will simply take your breath away. These Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) are designated for the quality of their chalk grasslands.As well as two Scheduled Ancient Monuments (Five Knolls and Medieval Rabbit Warrens) there are many other historical features and the site has much to offer you.The chalk grasslands of the Downs have miles of footpaths and several circular walks, a fascinating history and an abundance of plants and wildlife.Dunstable Downs is within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the highest point in Bedfordshire.The wind-swept ridge provides ideal conditions for a variety of air sports, especially kite flying. On calmer days it's the ideal site to enjoy the view and a picnic.Please note: Chilterns Gateway Centre is owned by Central Bedfordshire Council and managed by the National Trust.
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“hang gliders” (26 reviews)
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Dunstable Downs Golf Club Whipsnade Road | Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2NB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

this place has stunning views of the countryside. a great place to fly kites and watch the gliders below. Good cafe too.

Thank Bert W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in Dunstable I always tell people I meet about the wonderful views you get from the top of the downs. It's great for walking, cycling, kite flying or just having a picnic and watching the hand gliders or the gliders who fly over the...More

Thank charliebesty987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I actually live in the Chiltern hills but further south near Chinnor - so I'm blessed with beautiful views just by looking out the windows of my house. Non the less I regularly drive up to Dunstable downs just because you have such a wonderful...More

Thank jcm99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery. We visited the downs over the weekend and really enjoyed ourselves. Unfortunately, like most places now, you have to pay for parking that is £2.50 all day. It was fresh and windy and we went for a walk and flew a kite. The...More

Thank fbpk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in the area for business and asked a few of the locals for some nice place es to go and all of them recommend here. I went up in he evening to catch sunset. There is a field down below with planes taking...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Took the kids who really enjoyed the scenery, the kites, para and normal gliders. Only complaint is parking can be limited, waited in the overflow and someone left in ten minutes. Then the ticket machine broke, had to deal to visitor centre to buy ticket...More

Thank MrJohnSmith79
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The Dunstable Downs are a beautiful place to visit. There are some great walks and you can hardly believe that you are so close to Luton and London!

Thank jquain
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Wonderful what ever the weather. There is a tarmac path making it accessible to all. Walk along the ridge or divert off down the hill if you are able. enjoy the gliders and amazing views. There is cafe if one wants and plenty of benches...More

Thank Pengor
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the downs over the weekend and really enjoyed ourselves. Unfortunately, like most places now, you have to pay for parking that is £2.50 all day. It was fresh and windy and we went for a walk and flew a kite. The ice cream...More

Thank TripMember060920164
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I have been pass the downs on many occasions but never actually stopped. We decide to visit to see what the walks are like. Well we weren't disappointed!! There is a £2.50 parking charge but we are national trust member so it was free. We...More

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Charleyade
Can you take BBQs to Dunstable downs?
19 May 2016|
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Response from MrJohnSmith79 | Reviewed this property |
There are signs saying no to bbq
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mumof3girls82
Can you view planes coming into Luton from here?
6 April 2015|
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Response from VisitorServicesTeam | Property representative |
Hello, Most days you can see the planes that come into Luton Airport. The flight path tends to be towards the back of the Downs coming in over Whipsnade village.
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Jmico
Are dogs allowed in any eating areas?
19 February 2015|
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Response from VisitorServicesTeam | Property representative |
Hi Jmico, Thanks for getting in touch. We don't allow dogs inside the visitor centre but we have lots of tables outside and new shelters which provide cover from the sunshine. We also operate an outdoor hatch so you are able... More
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