Dunstable Downs - Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate

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ADDRESS: Whipsnade Rd,
TELEPHONE: 01582 608489
Dunstable Downs - Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate
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
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
KEY: Dark blue=open
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.