Buying a house in Sandy?
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Sandy is a town in Bedfordshire with good road links via the A1 to London and Cambridge. The River Ivel runs through the town. Sandy is a thriving town with both old timber frame buildings dating back to Tudor times to new build housing.
Interesting facts about Sandy
Sandy is a small market town in the county of Bedfordshire, 50 miles north of London.
Transport is easily accessible, with buses in the centre of town, as well as the A1 close by. There are a few different estate agents available in Sandy if you are looking to buy a house in the local area.
Sandy has a relatively modern shopping area, which consists of some small local shops, as well as some chain stores. There are various old buildings nearby, including several churches. One of these being St Swithun’s Church, a typical traditional English church, that is beautifully designed and is packed full of history.
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The Bedfordshire Clanger
There are also a wide range of establishments to eat in, including a few local pubs, restaurants, cafés and takeaways. Gunn’s bakery is very well known locally selling delicious produce including the traditional Bedfordshire pie – the Bedfordshire Clanger, which is a pasty that has a savoury meat filling at one end and a fruity filling at the other end that the workers used to take into the fields as they worked.
Sandy is the headquarters of the RSPB at The Lodge, and the local scenery provides an amazing opportunities and experiences for bird watchers and walkers, with 100 acres of woodlands and gardens to explore, and observe the amazing wildlife that Sandy has to offer.
History of Sandy
Sandy is full of history, and dates as far back as the Iron Age. A hill fort, which is now known as Caesar’s Camp used to be a Roman settlement, meaning Roman artefacts found in the area are now on display at the town council offices.
St. Swithun’s church is in fact the burial place of Sir Frederick Liddell (whose sister provided some inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland). There is also a memorial in the church dedicated to the famous Sir Robert Peel, a former British Prime Minister.
Places to visit near Sandy
A couple of miles away from Sandy is Old Warden, where classic planes such as Sopwith Camel and Spitfires are houses. Flying events are held throughout the year.
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