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Whipsnade, Central Bedfordshire

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Whipsnade, Central Bedfordshire

Whipsnade is a small village and civil parish in the county of Bedfordshire. It lies on the eastward tail spurs of the Chiltern Hills, about 2.5 miles South-South-West of Dunstable. It is the home of Whipsnade Tree Cathedral, as well as the famous ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, and is the namesake of Whipsnade Park Golf club, although it is actually in neighbouring Dagnall. The local Wildlife Trust manages a small nature reserve north of the village at Sallowsprings .
Post townDUNSTABLE
Administrative CountyCentral Bedfordshire
Traditional CountyBedfordshire
OS GridTL0018
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityBedfordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01582
Population457 (2001 census)
 

Whipsnade, Central Bedfordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Whipsnade, par., Bedfordshire, in S. of co., 3 miles S. of Dunstable, 1088 ac., pop. 185.

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