The Swan Hotel - The Embankment, Bedford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 08.091 W 000° 27.949
30U E 673435 N 5779065
Quick Description: This eighteenth century hotel is a popular place to stay in Bedford town.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/8/2008 4:15:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM5451
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
Views: 11

Long Description:
The hotel was built in 1794 by Henry Holland for the 5th Duke of Bedford. It stands on The Embankment overlooking the River Great Ouse and is central to the town's shops and businesses.

Bedford is synonymous with John Bunyan, the religious leader. There are several sites in Bedford town historically significant with his life including a plaque on the Town Bridge opposite. Round the corner is the site of Bedford Castle and the Museum and Art Gallery.
Name of the Hotel: The Swan Hotel

The Bedford Swan Hotel The Embankment Bedford Bedfordshire MK40 1RW

Number of Rooms: 113

Height in floors: 4

Hotel Rating: 4 Stars

Hotel since: 1/1/1794

Date Building was built: 1/1/1794

First use of building:
Original Hotel

Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): yes

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: yes

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

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