Dunstable Downs - Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate

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Looking for: Parks & Gardens
Address: Whipsnade Rd,
Kensworth,
Dunstable,
Bedfordshire
Postcode: LU6 2TA
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 01582 608489
Website: Click Here

Acres of space to enjoy with fabulous views over the Vale of Aylesbury and along the Chiltern Ridge. Dunstable Downs is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a kite-flying hotspot. Chalk grassland, rich in wildlife, provides prime walking country – spot the gliders soaring over the glorious landscape!. Note: Chilterns Gateway Centre is owned by Central Bedfordshire Council and managed by the National Trust.

Don't miss
  • Enjoy the views from the comfort of our visitor centre.
  • Have fun flying kites from the top of Dunstable Downs.
  • Walk across chalk grassland habitats and explore fascinating archaeological features.

Making the most of your day
Kite-flying all year round and annual kite festival. Waymarked routes, multi-user trail to Five Knolls and regular guided walks. Monthly farmers' market and wide programme of events. Dogs: under close control, on leads near livestock

Opening times
Downs
Open all year
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Chilterns Gateway Centre
1 Jan - 11 Mar 11 10 - 4 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
12 Mar - 30 Oct 11 10 - 5 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
31 Oct - 31 Dec 11 10 - 4 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
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Chilterns Gateway Centre, café and the shop open 9 to 6 on 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 April and 1 and 2 May. They are closed on 24 and 25 December. The car park adjacent to the Centre is locked 30 minutes after the Centre closes.