Return to England

Welcome to Woburn Abbey which has been the Russell’s family home since the early 17th Century, and ours since December 2002. We hope you will enjoy exploring the beauty and history of The Abbey and its treasures, collected by our ancestors, who were as passionate as we are to share this experience with you. There is always something new happening in the house as we discover more about its history, so join us and be part of Woburn’s ongoing story.

Andrew and Louise Bedford

  • Grow with Woburn

    Make your way through 28 acres of serene formal and natural garden environments: from manicured lawns and colourful flower beds, to peaceful woodland glades and ponds teeming with life.

  • Discover our Species

    The Deer Park is home to nine species of deer, the Red Deer and Fallow Deer which are native to Britain and seven other species which originally came from Asia. Woburn Red Deer are known for their incredible antlers. 

  • Group Visits

    to Woburn Abbey and Gardens

    Whether you are a coach operator, school, college, or special interest group, we invite you to join us at Woburn. We can combine any tour options and tailor them for your group to ensure your visit is a day to remember.

  • your Perfect venue

    From a small intimate gathering of close friends and family, through to the most lavish of receptions, Woburn's exceptional venues will exceed your expectations. Our accommodating staff will make sure it's an unforgettable experience.

  • Staying the Night

    at The Woburn Hotel, the Estate's hotel

    There's so much to do and see at Woburn, so why not take your time and stay overnight at the comfortable Woburn Hotel?  Set in the heart of the picturesque village of Woburn, The Woburn Hotel is owned and managed by the Woburn Estate.

Events & Exhibitions

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Peeling Back The Years: Chinese Wallpaper at Woburn Abbey

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See how the wallpapers at Woburn illustrate the changing style of Chinese wallpapers, and explore how they were made, sold and hung.
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Seasonal Reflections at Woburn by Artist in Residence Richard Hoare

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A cycle of seasons at Woburn is reflected in the ink drawings of Woburn Abbey’s First Artist in Residence, Richard Hoare.
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Père David's Deer From Beijing to Woburn and Back

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Celebrate the historic return of Père David's Deer to China. 30 years ago 18 deer from the Woburn herd were reintroduced into their native China. The herd has grown to the thousands. Learn their fascinating story. Located in the grounds of the Abbey in North Court.
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Pantaloons Open-Air Theatre : Much Ado About Nothing

Hilarious open-air theatre with the summer comedy of masks, music and mistaken identities!
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Come and Grow: First Saturday of each month

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Woburn Abbey Gardeners are on hand to discuss and demonstrate gardening skills at this month's Come and Grow.
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Family Day: First Sunday of each month

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Spend some quality family time in Woburn Abbey Gardens and let the children explore and get creative.
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The International Moth Rally

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One of the most popular heritage events in the summer calendar, The International Moth Rally, is returning to Woburn Abbey again this August.
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Strictly Dresses: Woburn Abbey

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New and exclusive to Woburn Abbey – Dresses worn by the stars of 2014’s Strictly Come Dancing will be on display in the grand setting of the long gallery.
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tri for life triathlon powered by Prezzo

We're pleased to be welcoming the tri For life charity triathlon back to Woburn Abbey in 2015.
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Humphry Repton Study Day

Take an in-depth look at the career of Humphry Repton and what made him such a remarkable landscape gardener.
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Planning Your Garden

Discover the horticultural skills needed to prepare a site. Try planting to a site plan with correct spacing and positioning.
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Showbus – ‘The World’s Biggest Bus Display’

Upto 500 buses form the world's biggest bus and coach display with vehicles spanning the last 100 years.
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Planting & Composting in Your Garden

Learn how to identify different types of plant and the situations that suit them. Draw up your own scale plan for a border. Our gardeners will guide you through the process of making a leaf mould and discuss techniques you can use at home.
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Bat Walks

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Take an exclusive tour of the Woburn Abbey Gardens at night and learn about the nocturnal activities of the bats living in the gardens.
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Pruning Study Day

Explore basic pruning, pruning for shape and technical pruning skills
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Off Road Deer Park Tours

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Join the Deer Keepers for a 1.5 hour tour of the Woburn Abbey Deer Park where you will able to get up close to the beautiful deer.
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Propagation Study Day

Investigate various propagation techniques
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Woburn Estate Wedding Fair

Visit a wide variety of pop up wedding shops in the period Antique Quarter of Woburn Abbey's Sculpture Gallery.
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NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair

The NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair is an annual event and a highlight of the Woburn calendar.
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Trees & Shrubs Study Day

Find out about the different requirements of a variety of trees and shrubs. Discover which would best suit your garden.
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Luminaries Woburnensis

Illuminating the Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure featuring light, fire and ice.
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Introduction to Night Photography

A great opportunity to learn the basics of digital photography at night.
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A Touch of West End

Woburn's Sculpture Gallery is delighted to welcome back A Touch of West End this December for a fabulous evening of fine dining and musical entertainment.