Home of the Russell Family

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. 

  • 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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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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Woburn Abbey Venison for Sale

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From November 2015 until February 2016 we are once again offering the opportunity for you to buy venison of the highest quality directly from Woburn Abbey. The deer roam freely over 3,000 acres of mixed traditional park land, enjoying a stress-free life and are primarily grass-fed.
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Family Sundays: First weekend of every 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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Valentine's Day Heart Trail

Follow a romantic Valentine's Day trail around our gardens.
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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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Mothering Sunday at The Duchess’ Tea Room

Spoil your motherm this Mothering Sunday with a delicious afternoon tea at The Duchess' Tea Room
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Mothering Sunday at The Sculpture Gallery

Celebrate Mothering Sunday at The Sculpture Gallery and spoil your Mum with this extra special treat.
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Spring Gardening Skills

Let the Woburn Abbey Gardens team give you the confidence to tackle the jobs in your own garden with this seasonal session.
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Head Gardener's Guide

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Our Head Gardener will be on hand on selected dates throughout the year to provide free advice and tips on planting and propagation.
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Woburn Abbey Gardens Tour and Lunch

Enjoy the splendour of the Woburn Abbey Gardens through the seasons with our 2016 private garden tours and lunches at The Sculpture Gallery.
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Kitchen Gardening

Learn a variety of skills to take away and use in your own Kitchen Garden.
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Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2016

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Whether you are a gardening expert, handy with a trowel or never potted a plant before, all are welcome at ‘The Gardener’s Garden Show’, back for its seventh year in 2016.
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Introduction to Garden Photography

A great opportunity to learn the basics of digital photography
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Woburn Abbey Gardens Tour and Lunch

Enjoy the splendour of the Woburn Abbey Gardens through the seasons with our 2016 private garden tours and lunches at The Sculpture Gallery.