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Life in a Noble Household

Life in a Noble Household

Discover what it was like to work in a great Ducal household from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
Brunch with Queen Victoria

Brunch with Queen Victoria

Follow in the footsteps of the Queen and her 1841 visit to Woburn Abbey. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Duchess' Tearoom followed by an in-depth talk with time to explore the Abbey at your leisure.
Treasures of the Library & Afternoon Tea

Treasures of the Library & Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a private view of some of the treasures housed within Woburn Abbey’s extensive library collection.
Brunch with Queen Victoria

Brunch with Queen Victoria

Follow in the footsteps of the Queen and her 1841 visit to Woburn Abbey. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Duchess' Tearoom followed by an in-depth talk with time to explore the Abbey at your leisure.
How to Run a Stately Home: Talk and Lunch

How to Run a Stately Home: Talk and Lunch

A pioneer of the country house business, the 13th Duke opened the Abbey to the public in 1955, learn more the trials and tribulations of opening a great house.
Housekeeper's Know-how

Housekeeper's Know-how

Ever wondered what it takes to preserve and care for a great stately home and its treasures? Join us as we begin our annual ‘deep-clean’ to find out more.
Dining Like A Duke

Dining Like A Duke

From the earliest times, the consumption of food has evolved from the basic requirements to survive into one of the grandest expressions of wealth and style.
Treasures of the Library & Afternoon Tea

Treasures of the Library & Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a private view of some of the treasures housed within Woburn Abbey’s extensive library collection.
Open Air Theatre - The Tempest

Open Air Theatre - The Tempest

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer for Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece, The Tempest.
Buterfly and Bugs Walk

Buterfly and Bugs Walk

Discover the beautiful butterflies to be found in the Abbey Gardens and find out how you can attract more species to your own garden, during this guided walk.
Bat Walk

Bat Walk

Take an exclusive tour of the Woburn Abbey Gardens at night and learn about the nocturnal activities of the bats living in the gardens.
Twilight Parkland Tour

Twilight Parkland Tour

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
Christmas Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

Christmas Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

A masterclass in Christmas flower-arranging with floral expert, Jonathan Moseley.
Bee Walk

Bee Walk

Discover the importance of attracting bees to your garden and, more importantly, how to attract them.
Bat Walks

Bat Walks

Take an exclusive tour of the Woburn Abbey Gardens at night and learn about the nocturnal activities of the bats living in the gardens.
VIP Garden Show package Sun 24th June

VIP Garden Show package Sun 24th June

We invite you to enjoy a very special day out at the Woburn Abbey Garden Show with our exclusive VIP packages.
Woburn Abbey Garden Show - Saturday

Woburn Abbey Garden Show - Saturday

After the huge success of the last Garden Show this June we are pleased to announce that tickets can now be purchased for the 9th Woburn Abbey Garden Show taking place on 23rd and 24th June 2018.
Jonathan Moseley - Create a Cutting Garden Patch

Jonathan Moseley - Create a Cutting Garden Patch

Learn from the expert and create a colourful cutting patch at home.
Flower Painting Study Day

Flower Painting Study Day

Join us for a day of flower painting as we turn one of the rooms in the Historic North Court of Woburn Abbey into an art studio for the day.
Rose Study Day

Rose Study Day

Studying and appreciation of roses with David Austin’s Rosarian Michael Marriott
Bat Walk

Bat Walk

Take an exclusive tour of the Woburn Abbey Gardens at night and learn about the nocturnal activities of the bats living in the gardens.
Twilight Parkland Tour

Twilight Parkland Tour

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
Twilight Parkland Tour - July

Twilight Parkland Tour - July

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
Woburn Abbey Garden Show - Sunday

Woburn Abbey Garden Show - Sunday

After the huge success of the last Garden Show this June we are pleased to announce that tickets can now be purchased for the 9th Woburn Abbey Garden Show taking place on 23rd and 24th June 2018.
Bat Walk

Bat Walk

Take an exclusive tour of the Woburn Abbey Gardens at night and learn about the nocturnal activities of the bats living in the gardens.
Twilight Parkland Tour - August

Twilight Parkland Tour - August

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
Adam Frost: Intro into Garden Design

Adam Frost: Intro into Garden Design

Have you ever wondered how to approach designing your own garden, what you need to know to be a garden designer or the skills involved?
VIP Garden Show package Saturday 23rd June

VIP Garden Show package Saturday 23rd June

We invite you to enjoy a very special day out at the Woburn Abbey Garden Show with our exclusive Arts and Horticulture package.
VIP Picnic Carriage Tour in Woburn Abbey Deer Park

VIP Picnic Carriage Tour in Woburn Abbey Deer Park

Experience a picnic like no other - in The Bedford Estate’s private Hartland Carriage, drawn by a team of four magnificent horses.
Carriage Tours  - May

Carriage Tours - May

May dates Sold out - Click on 'find out more' below, to find alternative dates
Carriage Tours  - June

Carriage Tours - June

An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens
Carriage Tours - July

Carriage Tours - July

An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens
Carriage Tours - August

Carriage Tours - August

An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens
tri for life triathlon

tri for life triathlon

tri for life presents The Woburn Abbey Triathlon. One of the UK’s most loved triathlons, it has become famed for its iconic venue and unrivalled family experience.
NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair

NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair

The NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair is an annual event and a highlight of the Woburn calendar.
NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair Evening Champagne Reception

NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair Evening Champagne Reception

This exclusive Evening Champagne Reception will be hosted by Her Grace, The Duchess of Bedford. Browse over 50 stalls of inspiring gift ideas whilst enjoying a glass of Champagne and canapés. All proceeds from the event tickets will go to the NSPCC.
Humphry Repton: Art & Nature for the Duke of Bedford

Humphry Repton: Art & Nature for the Duke of Bedford

Open to the public between 23rd March and 28th October 2018, the new exhibition explores the fascinating relationship between Repton and one of his greatest clients.

Explore The Estate

The Abbey

The Abbey

Step inside the family home of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford and explore nearly 500 years of one family's history. There are 24 rooms to explore, each with its own story to tell. Discover a unique art collection, a treasury of silver, porcelain and fine English and French furniture.

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The Gardens

The Gardens

Stroll through 28 acres of award-winning, beautiful, historic gardens. When the 6th Duke inherited Woburn he commissioned Humphry Repton, the famous landscape gardener, to produce designs to improve the gardens and park. Now over 200 years later, enjoy the most realised Repton landscape.

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The Deer Park

The Deer Park

A visit to Woburn Abbey includes the spectacular drive through the extensive deer park. There are 9 species to spot as you drive through the Repton designed landscape.

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