Certificate of Excellence for Borough parks
Bedford Borough’s two country parks have both been awarded a
‘Certificate of Excellence’ by the world’s largest travel site,
Harrold Odell Country Park and Priory Country Park are ranked
the #1 and #6 attractions in Bedford, with average visitor ratings
of 4.5 and 4 out of a possible 5.
The certificate states the parks have been awarded a Certificate
of Excellence 2014, showing that it has “consistently earned
outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travellers.”
Both parks are maintained by Bedford Borough Council and also
continue to hold Green Flag status, which is a national award
scheme for well managed parks and green spaces.
Councillor Sarah Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Community
and Regulatory Services, said: “Local residents can be rightly
proud of our parks and open spaces across Bedford Borough and this
award from TripAdvisor is further proof of that.
“Priory Country Park and Harrold Odell Country Park provide
acres of natural habitats for wildlife, as well as opportunities
for residents and visitors alike to explore and enjoy the
“I hope this award will encourage even more people to visit and
enjoy all of our parks.”