Willington Dovecote - National Trust

The only National Trust building in Bedfordshire is Willington Dovecote, we stopped by there recently and had the pleasure of being shown around the Dovecote, Stables, and also the church.  It was well worth the visit, you can go for a walk to the river after.

It is only 20 minutes or so from Ampthill.

There are 1500 'nests' in each of the two dovecotes - so a lot of doves/pigeons used to be here...and you know what would accompany that many birds....
This is the stable building that also remains as part of the farm buildings.  They do have some information in the Stable building, and there is speculation about its original reason for being built.

The chap that showed us around was very knowledgeable and is keen to promote the site, and would love to be able to get some better info boards.

They have been organising events such as a vintage car day

Check the National Trust site for event information:
NT Events

They are taking part in the Heritage open days next Saturday 13 September 2014 at 1:00pm - so make a date in your diary.

The village school was donated by the Duke of Bedfordshire.