Questions and Answers

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Below are just a few of the most frequently asked questions from our visitors about their visit to Woburn Abbey, Gardens and Deer Park. However, if you have any other questions, then please do contact our admissions team who will be more than happy to help with your enquiry.

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The Abbey

How do I buy tickets for Woburn Abbey?

Tickets can be booked online in advance, or purchased on the gate when you arrive at Woburn Abbey. You can find out more on our ticket information page. 

Can I carry my bag with me?

When you enter the Abbey, you will be asked to leave any large bags with our reception staff. This is for the protection of our objects as you move around the house. 

Can I get Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon Tea is available from The Duchess' Tea Room within the Abbey grounds. Pre-booking is essential and can be done by calling 01525 290333. 

Is Woburn part of the Treasure Houses group?

The Abbey is one of the twelve Treasure Houses of England

The Gardens

What Refreshments Are Available?

Refreshments including light lunches, cakes and a variety of hot and cold drinks are available from The Duchess' Tea Room. Only food purchased from the tea room may be consumed in this area. If you have brought a picnic you may eat it in the gardens or in the picnic area adjacent to the car park.

Are dogs allowed?

Only assistance dogs on leads are allowed within the gardens and grounds of the Abbey. No dogs are allowed within the Abbey building itself. 

Is photography allowed?

You may take as many photographs in the Gardens as you wish, but we politely ask that you do not take photographs inside the Abbey building. For consideration of others, we also ask that you switch off your mobile phone. 

Can I have a Guided Tour of the Gardens?

A range of guided tours of Woburn Abbey Gardens are available for groups to book. For individuals and families, you can download an audio tour to enjoy during your exploration of the gardens. We also provide a free guided tour for all visitors during our Come and Grow events each month.

General

How do I get to Woburn Abbey?

The postcode for SatNavs is MK17 9WA. More directions can be found here

Where Can I Park?

Parking for visitors is provided free of charge and is located close to the entrance to both Woburn Abbey and Gardens. A number of spaces nearest to the entrance are reserved for Blue Badge holders. 

How far are you from the Safari Park?

The Safari Park is only 2 miles away and joint tickets for both attractions are available. Please see our ticket information

Do you cater for food allergies?

If you have any specific allergies or intolerances and you would like to know what refreshment options are available at Woburn Abbey, please ask a member of staff within The Duchess Tea Room or contact us before your visit. 

The Deer Park

Can I Get Close To The Deer To Take Photographs?

Walking in Woburn Abbey Deer Park is restricted to a number of public footpaths. This is for the safety of visitors and the deer within the park. If you wish to see the deer up close, please check our events listing for our Deer Tours that run in the Autumn. 

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs on leads are allowed on the Deer Park footpaths. Dogs must be on a lead at all times for their safety, and for the safety of the deer.