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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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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Oakley House Doll's House

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New for 2016, visitors to Woburn Abbey can now peek behind the curtains of a wonderful, historic doll’s house. Beautifully furnished and skilfully made by members of the Russell family at the beginning of the 20th century.
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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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Evening Tours - Parkland and Gardens

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New for 2016 - experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
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Introduction to Garden Photography

A great opportunity to learn the basics of digital photography
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VIP Experience at Woburn Abbey Garden Show

The ultimate VIP experience at the Woburn Abbey Garden Show on Sunday 26th June
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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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Bee Walk

Discover the importance of attracting bees to your garden and, more importantly, how to do so.
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Garden Safari Week

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Looking for a brand new summer holiday activity? Come along and join the fun! We are looking for bold and daring explorers to join our expedition through the Woburn Abbey Gardens, learning about plants, bugs and animals as they go. If you're aged between 7 and 12 and are looking for a week of exciting adventures - this is the place for you!
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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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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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tri for life triathlon

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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. Highlights of the event include stunning views of The Abbey and deer park, great event village and the closed road cycle route through the picturesque roads surrounding Woburn.
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Pruning Study Day

Explore basic pruning, pruning for shape and technical pruning skills
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Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

We are delighted to welcome the Altamira Chamber Orchestra to The Sculpture Gallery in the grounds of Woburn Abbey to perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight, directed by Mr Robert Atchison.
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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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NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair

The NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair is an annual event and a highlight of the Woburn calendar. Browse over 50 stalls of inspiring gift ideas beautifully displayed in the Woburn Sculpture Gallery. All proceeds from the event tickets will go to the NSPCC.
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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.
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Christmas Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

A masterclass in Christmas flower-arranging with floral expert, Jonathon Moseley.
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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.