There are plenty of places to see and visit around Luton. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Luton is a region where 19 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 19 Attractions around Luton

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    1

    The Hub Cafe

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A lovely cafe on Redbourn's high street, The Hub is the perfect place to stop for a coffee and a slice of cake. Geared towards cyclists, you will find everything …

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    Amy
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    Nicky Line

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Until 1959, the Nicky Line transported passengers from between Luton and Hemel Hempstead. The nine mile (14 km) stretch is now a lovely cycle path through peaceful countryside. It's thought …

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    Amy
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    Emily's Tea Shop

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Nice little Cafe set on a smallholding, lots of room for bikes and seating inside and out. Good coffee and cakes.

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    Luton Airport Parkway to Harpenden

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    A cycle way with little traffic during the day. Very good pavement and nice views especially in the autumn when the leaves are turning.

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    Liam
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    London Gliding Club / Strip Lynchetts
    The club was inaugurated in 1930. In 1939 Geoffrey Stephenson was the first person to glide across the Channel when he flew from Dunstable …

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    Edvard
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    Five Knolls.

    Hiking Highlight

    The Five Knolls are prehistoric burial mounds or barrows. There are two pond barrows, circular flat areas surrounded by raised banks. The mounds are believed to be from the later …

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    Edvard
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    Emily's Tea Shop

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Outdoor seating, Dining options , Dessert , Amenities , Good for kids
    Casual, Cosy, Trending

    Payments
    NFC mobile payments

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    Icknield Way.

    Hiking Highlight

    The 110 mile long Icknield Way is an ancient road which runs along the side of the Downs, its history dating back 6,500 years. Connecting East Anglia to important sites …

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    Edvard
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    Pillow mounds.

    Hiking Highlight

    These mounds were not burial places but medieval rabbit warrens. The first mound or more southerly mound is rectangular, while the next mound is a 32 metre long bank. After …

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    Edvard
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    10

    Windcatcher.

    Hiking Highlight

    The Windcatcher on Dunstable Downs provides ventilation for the visitor centre.
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    Edvard
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    11

    Armada fire beacon

    Hiking Highlight

    During Elizabethan times the country was on a state of alert, this time from the Spanish. Overshadowed by fear of invasion, fire beacons were placed along the coast as an …

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    Edvard
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    12

    Spoke Cycles

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Cafe and Workshop

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    Someries Castle Ruins

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Someries Castle was never a castle, but in fact a regal fortified manor house belonging to Sir John Wenlock. It is thought to be one of the first brick buildings …

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    Amy
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    Luton Hoo

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Luton Hoo is a stunning example of an English country house and history gone by. Built some time before the 16th century, the manor is thought to have belonged to …

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    Amy
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    Pegsdon Hills

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Spread over 79 hectares, Pegsdon Hills are one of the most beautiful corners of Bedfordshire, making up part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area has many …

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    Amy
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    The Hub Coffee & Cyclists Refuge

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Fabulous cakes and snacks, good coffee, freshly-cut sandwiches use tasty bread from local Redbournbury Mill.
    Snug inside with comfy chairs and bookcases with cycling books and magazines to read as …

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    Tim
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    17

    Power Station Singletrack

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Two short steep sections at the start of the route. Low, low gear and ride until you lose grip or can't pedal any more, then push to the top! Kudos …

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    Tim
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    18

    Sundon Hills Country Park

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Smithcombe, Sharpenhoe and Sundhon Hills cover 86 hectares in Bedfordshire. With thick forests, gentle slopes and wildflowers, the area is a lovely place to cycle, hike and enjoy a …

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    Amy
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    Barton Hills Nature Reserve

    Bike Touring Highlight

    With fairytale beech forests and sprawling lowland chalk grassland, the Barton Hills are a picturesque place to cycle and hike. Here, you will find many rare varieties of wild flowers …

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    Amy

Map of the Top 19 around Luton

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