The log cabin at Danish Camp is situated on the banks of the River Great Ouse in Willington, Bedford. In 2004 The Terrace was added to the log cabin so that visitors could come to Danish Camp throughout the year. This area provided much needed room for dog walkers, group visits and has since been used for many events and celebrations.
The ‘Moated Site’ is adjacent and although in private ownership, is an English Heritage Scheduled Ancient monument, one of the very few water-filled moats, still remaining from the viking age.
History tells of the Danes sailing from The Wash to Willington, where they made a homestead and repair harbour. The layout of the land that can be seen today certainly suggests a substantial settlement.
This historical site has always been known as ‘Danish Camp’ and was opened to the public in August 2007.
There is a wildfowl collection, the only one left in Bedfordshire today that is open to the public. Escorted tours are by arrangement during Spring and Autumn and at scheduled times in the Summer months and some bank holidays. Group visits by arrangement at any time during the year, weather permitting.
Last year they launched 'The Artful Dodger', a wide-beamed steel boat. This vessel was lovingly restored with a contemporary feel to take passengers for river trips up and down the local river, and for longer trips to and from Bedford. They now have a new river route along the Bedford river, with moorings near the centre of town opposite the Swan Hotel, by the main Town Bridge.
As The Artful Dodger is fully licensed, passengers can enjoy a glass of wine or a real ale on board as well as a clotted cream tea or a full celebration. It is also perfect for corporate events and meetings.
For a really relaxing experience to remember please join them!