Dunstable is a small town in Bedfordshire, England.
Dunstable has reasonable bus public transport links, but no railway station or airport.
Local bus services run frequency from Milton Keynes and Luton (X31 or 31). Luton is within a single ticket zone and costs £1.60 for a single trip. A day pass can be brought for £3 or a week pass for £8 (note this doesn't cover transport to Milton Keynes).
Situated on the A5, Dunstable is easily reached from M1 junction 11 (from the north, about 10 mins) or junction 9 and up the A5 (from the south, about 15 mins).
The town centre is easy to walk around. Bus services run frequently too.
- Priory Church, Church Close. 9-4. The Priory Church of St. Peter was completed in 1132. The building where Henry VII divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Whilst no longer as large as it once was, it is stepped in heritage, being next to the Priory Gardens (51.886,-0.5176) edit
- Eleanor's Cross, Eleanor's Cross. Whilst not being an original, a statue commemorating one of the twelve Eleanor's Crosses erected after being a stop on the funeral procession of Queen Eleanor of Castile is located just off High Street North, close to the original site of the cross. (51.886678,-0.522679) edit
- The Sugar Loaf, is a pub in the centre of town.
- Cubes, is a nightclub in the centre of town. Is expensive and not very good.
- Bar Chameleon, Across from the Sugar Loaf. There is a line to get into this place on a Friday night. edit
- The Gary Cooper, Behind the Asda. This is a Wetherspoon "chain" restaurant. Better pub food than some of the offerings in town. Also largest menu in town which includes some pasta and wider range of meat dishes. edit
- Limpini, just south of City Center. Good Thai food alternative if you are tired of pub food. edit
- The Old Palace Lodge, Church Street - Across from the Church. Upscale hotel. Excellent staff. Rooms have been remodeled in the past couple of years - i.e. flat screen tv with dvd attachment. Pillows weren't the best and the shower pressure was pretty weak. Price was about £100 per night but great long-term rates. The price included a cold buffet and hot breakfast. There has been a building at this location since the 1100s - when Henry I built a palace here. edit
Dunstable Downs is located just outside the town as features stunning views of the local area, as well as one of the best places to fly kites in the country.