Welcome to Visit Thurleigh Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Thurleigh

Visit Thurleigh PlacesVisit Thurleigh places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Thurleigh places to visit. A unique way to experience Thurleigh’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Thurleigh as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Thurleigh is a village and civil parish in north Bedfordshire, England. It is also known as Thurleigh, a village in the north-east of Bedfordshire. When you visit Thurleigh, Walkfo brings Thurleigh places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Thurleigh Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Thurleigh

Visit Thurleigh – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 13 audio plaques & Thurleigh places for you to explore in the Thurleigh area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Thurleigh places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Thurleigh history

Excavations have shown evidence the locality was occupied in the Iron-Age, Roman and Saxon periods. In Domesday of 1086 the Middle English orthography as to both modern ‘th’ digraph sounds was often in different forms particularly as to this county — the place is LaLega. By 1372 it is Thyrleye. In 1813, Thurleigh, or Thurley, is recorded as being in the Hundred of Willey and the Deanery of Eaton.


Thurleigh Airfield photo

RAF Thurleigh was built for RAF Bomber Command during World War II. Four squadrons of B-17 Flying Fortresses flew 341 bombing missions over three years. After the war the airfield was used by the Royal Aeronautical Establishment for research and development work.

Thurleigh landmarks

Thurleigh Landmarks photo

The Parish Church of Saint Peter is a grade II* listed building dating from approximately 1130. Thurleigh Castle was a medieval timber, motte-and-bailey, castle, but only earthworks survive today. The former vicarage was finished in 1750 for vicar Robert Lerogne.

Thurleigh geography / climate

Thurleigh is about 6 miles (10 km) north of the county town of Bedford. The parish is spread across five “Ends”, local parlance for a hamlet. The land is undulating boulder clay, ranging in height from 200 ft. to 275 ft. above sea level. The countryside around is in the main used for arable farming.

Why visit Thurleigh with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Thurleigh PlacesYou can visit Thurleigh places with Walkfo Thurleigh to hear history at Thurleigh’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Thurleigh has 13 places to visit in our interactive Thurleigh map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Thurleigh, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Thurleigh places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Thurleigh & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 13 audio facts unique to Thurleigh places in an interactive Thurleigh map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Thurleigh Places Map
13 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


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Walkfo Thurleigh tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Thurleigh


Best Thurleigh places to visit

Thurleigh has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Thurleigh’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Thurleigh’s information audio spots:

Thurleigh photo Thurleigh Castle
Thurleigh Castle, also known as Bury Hills, was a medieval castle in the civil parish of Thurleigh, in the county of Bedfordshire.
Thurleigh photo RAF Thurleigh
RAF Thurleigh is a former Royal Air Force station located 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. Thurleigh was transferred to the United States Army Air Forces Eighth Air Force on 9 December 1942 and designated Station 111.


Visit Thurleigh plaques

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Thurleigh has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Thurleigh plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Thurleigh using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Thurleigh plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.