Full of History and Ancient Tales
Originally a monastery, Woburn Abbey was given by Edward VI to the Russell family in 1547. Since then, the work of leading architects, Henry Flitcroft, Henry Holland and Sir Jeffery Wyatville was the influence behind the architecture of the stunning historic house that it is today. Woburn Abbey and the Russell family have been at the centre of social and political intrigues for centuries and today's Duke and Duchess of Bedford are making their own impact on this fascinating ancestral home.
Review our timeline for a fascinating insight into some of significant dates and events within the Russell family’s and Woburn Abbey’s history.