A Guide to Biggleswade
A Guide to Biggleswade
Biggleswade is a popular and growing Central Bedfordshire Town located on the River Ivel and dates back to 10,000 BC.
The population of Biggleswade was estimated at just over 20,000 in the census of 2017.
Situated on the A1, Biggleswade provides excellent, direct access to Peterborough and beyond to the North and London to the South. Biggleswade has its own Mainline Railway Station which provides a Service to Peterborough and Cambridge to the North and Northeast, whilst the fast Train South means London King’s Cross can be reached in under 40 minutes.
There are a range of Educational Facilities with a choice of Nurseries, and other Schools including St. Andrew’s Lower School (Ofsted Good), Edward Peake and Biggleswade Academy (formerly Holme Mead) Middle Schools, both of which are Ofsted Good and Stratton Upper School (Ofsted Requires Improvement).
The Town Centre offers a range of Independent Shops together with Cafes, Banks, Restaurants, Chemists, Public Houses (including a Wetherspoons) and Asda and Aldi Supermarkets whilst the Market Square hosts a Charter Market every Saturday and a smaller market on Tuesday. On the outskirts of the Town lie the New Retail Park which attracted Marks and Spencer, Matalan, Boots, Wilko and Homebase amongst many, with McDonalds restaurant recently opened in August 2019.
Leisure facilities are provided by Saxon Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre and Stratton Sports Centre with independent Gyms locally too.
The Town has 3 Football Teams, a Rugby and Squash Club, a Cricket Club and a Bowls Club which also has Tennis Courts.
For those preferring something more relaxing there are some lovely Riverside walks along the Common or through the glorious Bedfordshire countryside to one of the many local Villages.
The nearest Golf Club is the John’O’Gaunt, just under 3 miles from Biggleswade.
Nearby attractions include Jordans Mill, The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, The Swiss Garden and RSPB The Lodge.
Housing stock ranges from Victorian Terraces and Victorian Semi’s and Detached properties in the older parts of the Town through to the modern Apartments and Energy Efficient homes built in more recent years as part of Biggleswade’s expansion.
All of the above explains why Biggleswade is so appealing and inviting to so many.