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Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

Type:Forest or Woodland

Dunstable Road, Whipsnade, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2GY

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Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

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The Chilterns Gateway Centre has a shop where kites, souvenirs and publications can be purchased. Exhibition about the Downs and surrounding area. Cafe. Site of Specific Scientific Interest and scheduled ancient monument (Five Knolls Bronze Age Burial Mounds and Norman Rabbit Warren). Detailed programme of events throughout the year.

Guide Prices

Admission free. Donations welcome



  • Free Parking
  • Parking with charge

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:A505 to Dunstable town centre. Go straight on from double roundabout onto B489 West Street. Go straight across next 2 roundabouts and turn left at the 3rd, B4541 Whipsnade Road. Car park is signposted about a mile along on the right. Free parking to NT Members.By Public Transport:From Luton station it is 6 miles to Dunstable Downs.

Opening Times

* Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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