About us

Woburn Abbey and Gardens sits at the heart of the historic Woburn Estate, which also consists of:

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Woburn Safari Park

Opened in 1970, Woburn Safari Park is one of the UK’s oldest wild animal parks and has over 80 species of wild animals roaming in 300 acres of beautiful parkland.

Established by the 13th Duke of Bedford, the park has a long history of species conservation dating back more than 100 years. Today, Woburn Safari Park is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for the conservation of endangered wildlife and houses probably the biggest concentration of critically endangered African ungulates (hoofed mammals) on Earth.

Woburn Safari Park is a member of and contributor to the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).

> Visit the Safari Park Website


The Woburn Hotel

The Woburn Hotel has 48 bedrooms, seven cottages and facilities for weddings, conferences, meetings and banquets.

> Discover The Woburn Hotel


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Woburn Golf Club

Woburn Golf Club has three championship courses with the Duke’s, Duchess’ and Marquess’ courses. It is the first 54 hole golf venue to have all three courses featured in Golf Monthly Magazines Top 100 courses in the UK and Ireland.

Since hosting the Dunlop British Masters in 1979, more than fifty professional tournaments have been played over the three courses at Woburn. The role of honour reads like a who’s who of world golf. Seven former winners are members of the World Golf Hall of Fame: Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle, Greg Norman, Patty Sheehan, Lee Trevino, Karrie Webb, plus major winners Laura Davies and Ian Woosnam.

In 2005 the Seniors Open Amateur Championship was staged on the Duke’s and Duchess’ courses and in 2011 the English Amateur Championship was staged on the Duchess’ and Marquess’ courses. In 2014, Woburn is one of four venues used to host final qualifying for The Open Championship.

> The Golf Club


The Bedford Estates

The Woburn Estate forms part of The Bedford Estates, which also includes farming and forestry interests, property holdings in Woburn and its surrounding areas including Woburn village, a picturesque Georgian village on the boundaries of the Estate, and in Bloomsbury, London WC1.

> Our London Office

 


Business Details

Woburn Abbey forms part of the Woburn Enterprises Partnership, Registered Office: Bedford Office, Woburn, Milton Keynes, MK17 9PQ, Registered in England No. 0966094, VAT No. 68 397 467.

For more information please call 01525 290333 or email admissions@woburn.co.uk

Copyright © Woburn Enterprises Partnership

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Events & Exhibitions

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Woburn Abbey Venison for Sale

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From November 2016 until February 2017 The Duke of Bedford is once again offering the opportunity for you to buy venison of the highest quality directly from Woburn Deer Park. 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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Bach to the Future

We are delighted to welcome the return of the Altamira Chamber Orchestra to The Sculpture Gallery to perform a selection of Bach's most popular pieces.
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Mothering Sunday at The Sculpture Gallery

Celebrate Mothering Sunday at The Sculpture Gallery with a bespoke afternoon tea followed by a private guided tour of Woburn Abbey Gardens.
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Spring Gardening Skills

Let the Woburn Abbey Gardens Team give you the confidence to tackle essential jobs in your own garden with this seasonal session.
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Easter Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

A masterclass in Easter flower-arranging with floral expert, Jonathan Moseley.
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Carriage Tours April

An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a historic Landau Carriage around the grounds and gardens.
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Parkland Tour - April

Come along on a tour around our beautiful deer park, and experience it as Humphry Repton intended.
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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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Carriage Tours May

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Extra dates added due to popular demand! An exciting experience, enjoy a tour in a historic Landau Carriage.
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Woburn Abbey Gardens Tour and Lunch

Enjoy the splendour of the Woburn Abbey Gardens through the seasons with our 2017 private garden tour and lunch 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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The Magic of Opera

Internationally renowned Bjorn Dobbelaere to conduct a 21 piece orchestra, whilst Bridget Costello and Marcus Liljedahl will perform a selection of the most popular arias and duets.
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Wedding Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

A masterclass in wedding flower-arranging with floral expert, Jonathan Moseley.
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Parkland Tour - May

Come along on a tour around our beautiful deer park, and experience it as Humphry Repton intended.
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Teddy Bear Festival

Leading collectors, experts and the top names in the industry will be bringing along a fine selection of rare and famous teddy bears. There will be antique artist and modern bears for you to browse and buy.
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Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2017

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After the huge success of the 2016 Garden Show this June we are pleased to announce that tickets can now be purchased for the 8th Woburn Abbey Garden Show taking place on 24th and 25th June 2017. Set against the stunning backdrop of Woburn Abbey, ‘The Gardener’s Garden Show’ offers visitors the best location of any show in the UK, taking place within the 42 acres of Abbey Gardens.
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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 13th July

Enjoy the splendour of the Woburn Abbey Gardens through the seasons with our 2017 private garden tour and lunch at The Sculpture Gallery.
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Bee Walk

Discover the importance of attracting bees to your garden and, more importantly, how to attract them.
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Garden Safari Week - July

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Calling all Garden Explorers! Come and join us on our Garden Safari this summer holiday.
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Parkland Tour - July

Come along on a tour around our beautiful deer park, and experience it as Humphry Repton intended.
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Garden Safari Week - August

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Calling all Garden Explorers! Come and join us on our Garden Safari this summer holiday.
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Parkland Tour - August

Come along on a tour around our beautiful deer park, and experience it as Humphry Repton intended.
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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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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

This session is designed to give you a wide range of pruning skills and enable you to get hands on with plant material to gain the confidence with your own garden maintenance.
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Carriage Tours October

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An exciting experience, enjoy a tour in a historic Landau Carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.
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Christmas Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

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