Welcome to the Harrold Online

The village of Harrold is about 60 miles north of London in the county of Bedfordshire. It is nine miles north west of the county town of Bedford and is about 15 miles from both Northampton and Milton Keynes. Its population is around 1,500, and expanding.

Harrold is a riverside village with an ancient bridge over the River Great Ouse. It has a long rich history with archaeological finds dating back 4,500 years. It has a wealth of architectural features, a range of amenities and services, excellent schools and a popular Country Park with interesting wildlife and picturesque walks.

The bridge is the focal point of three parishes, with Carlton and Chellington a short stroll across the ancient causeway and the attractive village of Odell a pleasant walk across the Country Park. These villages together make an exciting community in which to live and to visit.

In a Sunday Times survey in 2013 Harrold was selected as “One of 100 Best Places to Live in Britain”.

A History of Harrold

Harrolds’ history dates as far back as the Domesday Book. Check out the history section to find out how Harrold has changed through the years.

A Closer Look

The aim of this site is to provide villagers and visitors with clear and current information about the village of Harrold and the surrounding area. If you’d like to give us any feedback or suggest information to be included on the site please contact us.

Please use the diary to find out what’s going on in the village and use the ‘Useful Links’ to access related Harrold sites such as the Harrold Facebook Noticeboard and the Harrold Parish Council.

For a photographic tour of the village see below.

Latest News & Articles

Harrold, Odell and Carlton Calendar

Harrold, Odell and Carlton Calendar 2018 Featuring photographs from local photographers as displayed at the Harrold Centre Only £10 Available from Harrold PO, Carlton Stores, Country Park Cafe Contact info@harroldcentre.co.uk or call 01234 720710 All proceeds to the...

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Harrold Film Nights

Harrold Film Night Returns The  Harrold Centre Saturday 11th November Bar open 7pm Film starts 7.30pm Tickets £5 adults/ £4 concessions Available at Harrold Post Office and on the...

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Harrold Centre community café is now up and running The café is open every Monday and Thursday from 9am to 1pm. So please come and support your local café. A great place to meet friends over coffee/tea and food and to meet and make new friends in the...

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