Priory Country Park

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Priory Country Park
Type country park
Location Bedford, Bedfordshire
Coordinates 52°07′55″N 0°26′06″W / 52.131972°N 0.434981°W / 52.131972; -0.434981Coordinates: 52°07′55″N 0°26′06″W / 52.131972°N 0.434981°W / 52.131972; -0.434981
Created 1986
Operated by Bedford Borough Council
Status Open all year
Country Park

Priory Country Park is a country park located in the Newnham area of Bedford, England alongside the River Great Ouse. The park is managed by Bedford Borough Council.[1]

The park was established after gravel extraction ended in 1977. It was officially opened in 1986 by Valerie Singleton. It covers an area of 300 acres (121 hectares), with habitats including lakes, grassland and woodland.[2] It includes the Priory Marina and Cardington Artificial Slalom Course. There is also a Beefeater Grill and Premier Inn by the park entrance.

Priory Country Park won a Green Flag Award in 2007.[3]

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  1. ^ Bedford Borough Council: Priory Country Park
  2. ^ The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough website. Accessed 3 January 2011
  3. ^ Green Flag Award winners: Priory Country Park

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