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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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Introduction to Horticulture - Study Days

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Let the Woburn Abbey Gardens team give you the confidence to tackle the jobs in your own garden with these four sessions.
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Come and Grow: Bulb and Tree Planting

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This month the Woburn Abbey Gardeners will be demonstrating bulb and tree planting.
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Off Road Deer Park Tour

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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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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.
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Autumn Garden Lunch and Tour

The Sculpture Gallery provides a stunning setting for our Autumn 2014 garden lunch, followed by a private guided tour of the Woburn Abbey Gardens.
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Off Road Deer Park Tour

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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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Study Day: Humphry Repton at Woburn Abbey

Take an in-depth look at the career of Humphry Repton and what made him such a remarkable landscape gardener.
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Come and Grow: Herbaceous Borders and Turf

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Come along and pick up useful hints and tips from the Woburn Abbey Gardeners as they tackle seasonal gardening tasks.
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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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Come and Grow: Pruning Fruit Trees and Double Digging

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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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A Touch of West End

The Sculpture Gallery is delighted to welcome back A Touch of West End this December for an exclusive evening of musical entertainment and fine dining.
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Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2015

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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 sixth year in 2015.