Step into the world of John Bunyan when you visit this delightful 15th century timber-framed market hall, set on the village green, in the centre of the quaint village of Elstow south of Bedford.
Elstow Green is a quiet very pleasant place for a picnic on traditional English green on a summer's day with a quinessential village view surrounding the green. Access is free to be enjoyed all year round.
The Moot Hall was originally built to serve Elstow Abbey as a market house in the 15th century but is now a museum. It contains beautiful period furniture and has exhibits illustrating the life and traditions of 17th century England including many of John Bunyan's old possessions.
So have a picnic on the green, take a look at the beautiful interior of Moot Hall and the Abbey Church (the remains of a once much-larger Abbey) and the ancient timber-framed buildings on Elstow's High Street.
This event is held early May in the afternoon with a May queen's procession. There is Maypole dancing, fairground rides and a fire engine for the kids. There is also a brass band.