What to do and see in Dunstable, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

March 28, 2018 Velvet Champine

Dunstable (/ˈdʌnstəbəl/ DUN-stə-bəl) is a market town and civil parish located in Bedfordshire, England. It lies on the eastward tail spurs of the Chiltern Hills, 30 miles (50 kilometres) north of London. These geographical features form several steep chalk escarpments most noticeable when approaching Dunstable from the north. Dunstable is the largest settlement in Central Bedfordshire and third largest in Bedfordshire behind Luton and Bedford.
Restaurants in Dunstable

1. Dunstable Downs

Dunstable Downs Golf Club Whipsnade Road | Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2NB, England +44 1582 500920
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4.5 based on 555 reviews

Dunstable Downs

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.

Reviewed By Andyhaverson - St Ives, United Kingdom

Terrific views across the Chilterns, well sign posted throughout the area with a good number of car parks.
On a breezy day, great to watch people fly their kites with a back drop of the gliders.
Plenty of wildlife and there are certainly plenty of birds of prey taking advantage of the thermals.
Spacious National Trust building providing refreshments after a decent walk.

2. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF, England +44 344 225 1826
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The UK's largest Zoo set in 600 acres of panoramic scenery, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is packed full of wonder and amazement, with over 3,500 animals to meet and thousands more surprising and fascinating facts just waiting to be discovered. Find yourself face to face with the world’s tallest mammals at Giraffe Heights, and get unforgettable views of African lions in their natural habitat at the Lions of The Serengeti. See our stunning animals at your leisure by taking a seat on the Jumbo Express, then walk amongst some of the world’s most vividly beautiful butterflies in our Butterfly House. Don’t forget to let your little monkeys run wild in the Hullabazoo farm and play area. This is a place where fun days help us fund raise. Where your visit will help support our conservation work in over 50 countries around the world. Where really great days out can make a really positive difference to the wildlife we work to protect. Enjoy a really great day out that makes a real difference.

Reviewed By biertonscout1 - Aylesbury

Wifey & I had a visit again as we have Friends of Whipsnade passes.
As always it never fails to please with always new things to see and do. The Birds of the World show was training for Easter and was great to see. The farm is always a treat and their pig had just had a litter of piglets a few hours before and was beautiful.
We always have a great time here and is also a terrific place to play Pokemon Go !

3. Grove Theatre

Grove Park Court Drive, Dunstable LU5 4GP, England +44 1582 602080
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4.5 based on 138 reviews

Grove Theatre

Reviewed By Colin K - Luton, United Kingdom

Went as a family to the Christmas Pantomime and really enjoyed the performance, it had everything a good pantomime should have. For a small theatre the set up and scenery were excellent, which helps with the overall production. Can not fault the theatre for location, facilities, production and comfort, well worth a visit.

4. Whipsnade Tree Cathedral

Whipsnade, Dunstable, England +44 1582 872407
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4 based on 153 reviews

Whipsnade Tree Cathedral

Reviewed By strawberryblushes - Bedfordshire

We visited for a Sunday walk and to collect Autumn leaves for a craft project. Is a lovely, peaceful place with a great variety of trees. Good for all ages,kids can run around happily and plenty of space for dog walkers. Great to visit in all seasons. Be careful of the very bumpy track in the drive up!

5. Priory Church of St Peter (Dunstable Priory)

4 Church Cl, Dunstable, England
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Priory Church of St Peter (Dunstable Priory)

Reviewed By aldanmikol - Ontario

A spent a morning walking around the grounds and Reading the historic plaques. There is quite a significance to this building in the history of the Church of England. Inside is nice but nothing spectacular. There are some beautiful stained glass windows. Two hours will give ample time for an in-depth visit.

6. The Chiltern Gateway Centre

B4541, Dunstable, England
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3.5 based on 101 reviews

The Chiltern Gateway Centre

Reviewed By Pole2Pole_Images - St. Albans, United Kingdom

Great cafe - lovely food, friendly staff, good value. The cream teas are highly recommended. Lovely views out across Dunstable Downs

7. TeamSport

Unit 27 Verey Road | Unit 27, Woodside Industrial Estate, Dunstable LU5 4TT, England +44 844 998 0000
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

TeamSport

Dunstable's ultimate indoor activity is here. Experience an awesome 500m multi-level go Karting circuit for kids and adults.

Reviewed By sarah c - London, United Kingdom

Visited here early January to take part in a company team building day. Great easy accessible location and venue. Friendly and helpful staff, especially if people hadn’t been before. The brief is thorough and easy to understand. Great communication from the staff all throughout the...MoreAwesome to hear your feedback and how much you enjoyed your racing with us! We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, LucindaF

8. London Gliding Club-Day Classes

Tring Road, Dunstable LU6 2JP, England +44 1582 663419
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London Gliding Club-Day Classes

Reviewed By Jayne M - Bedfordshire

Wow! We booked a gliding flight for my father in laws 90th birthday and what a wonderful time he had. We arrived at reception to be greeted by an extremely friendly and helpful gentleman who immediately made us feel welcome. After taking all the details he needed he explained who the instructor would be for the flight and showed us to the restaurant where there was a nice variation of food, drinks and cakes etc. Daniel came to get us and my father in law was taken by buggy to the glider. Everything was explained in detail and it was very informative. He had a truly wonderful time and all the staff went above and beyond to make this happen. Thank you so much and for your great customer service.

9. The Little Theatre

High Street South, Dunstable LU6 3SF, England +44 7940 105864
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

The Little Theatre

Reviewed By Andy-S60 - Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England

We've seen several productions here, and it never disappoints. Seating just 99 people, it's an intimate evening with fantastic acoustics and superb lighting. There's a small bar area, a member's lounge, and plenty of local parking. If you get the opportunity to see a production here, then take it. A great night out!

10. GObowling

Grove Park Court Drive, Dunstable LU5 4GP, England +44 1582 472727
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3.5 based on 52 reviews

GObowling

Reviewed By Andy-S60 - Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England

The booking process over the phone was quick and easy. I thought it very expensive though - two games for five people on one lane was £66, on a Tuesday mid afternoon. We were allocated Lane 8 which for some reason meant bowling in near pitch black conditions, it was like being in a disco with flashing lights from overhead really putting us off as we were about to bowl! The lane went wrong half a dozen times, and they had to keep resetting it for us (the reset button on the console didn't work). We had an enjoyable couple of hours, but a lighter lane, lower pricing and an apology for all the faults would have been appreciated.

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