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High Street North


Annette Clynes


March 12, 2024


High Street North runs through the centre of Dunstable and has many interesting and listed buildings. Journey through the middle of town and look at the fantastic heritage we have in our town. So, join me on a tour of High Street North

One of the listed buildings along the high street is The Old Sugar Loaf which was listed in 1951. Built in about 1717. It became a fashionable stopping place for horse-drawn carriages. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stopped there in 1841. Today The Sugar Loaf offers food, drinks and regular entertainment, open from 10 am each day until late.  Also on High Street North is The Nags Head which has just had a major refurbishment and offers an all-day food menu from 10 am and live music each weekend. For more information visit

Not only do we have some interesting and historic buildings, but we have a great selection of independent shops and businesses in the area. Brand new to High Street North is the sports bar Shotz and Potz which is open from 11 am until late.  Make a booking or just walk in for a game of pool. Snacks available and a new darts and games room is due to open soon. For more information

Two unique independent shops along High Street North are All Frame and Octave who offer specialist services to Dunstable. All Frame offers original art works and paintings, sculptures, glassware as well as its framing service. Octave have been meeting their customers music needs for over 38 Years. Offering advice, musical instruments and sheet music. Both shops offer a personal shopping experience and worth a visit.

With So many shops, cafes and pubs to write about the tour is just a tiny snap shot. So have a walk along the high street and visit our local pubs and cafes and restaurants and make a big deference to the town centre.

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