We can arrange for group travel organisers to visit the Abbey and Gardens in advance to your booking, free of chage to help with planning. Please contact our Groups Co-ordinator, Lisa Weaver to arrange a suitable date.

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Testimonials

"The Abbey and gardens looked splendid in the spring sunshine and together with the knowledgeable guides, Woburn Abbey and Gardens is truly one of Britain`s gems. As an upscale, experience tour provider, we highly recommend this as a must see attraction."

Ranjiv Bhalla, Director, Vesperience Ltd ‘The Experience Company’

 

"Wow !! What an amazing day at Woburn Abbey and Gardens. I had never imagined how much Woburn has to offer …it really has something for everyone with the wonderful stories , the beautiful gardens  and of course the deer! The guides were fantastic, Jane really brought the house to life with a story for every room and the lives of those who have lived there intermingled with just the right amount of History for us to take in! …I was especially fascinated with the flying Duchess…what an amazing lady! The rooms are stunning …especially the grotto..and all that treasure in the crypt!! Martin’s enthusiasm for returning the gardens to Humphry Repton’s ‘red Book ‘ vision was amazing , the gardens themselves are lovely and Martin brings his passion for every area to the group so that we were left wanting to return to see how the garden develops through the seasons …I was intrigued by the Chinese Dairy…it has a lovely story as does the Children’s castle with all its magic!" 

Mandy Keating, Product Development Manager, Diamond Holidays. 

 

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"It was lovely to view the house with such a knowledgeable guide and Martin’s tour of the gardens really brought them to life.  I don’t think I’ll ever forget how to tell the difference between the different types of cedar.  I will certainly be recommending that my groups include either a lunch an afternoon tea in their package as they are such value for money." 

Eileen Clark, RB Travel

 

"I had a wonderful day experiencing the Abbey, Sculpture room, Chinese a Dairy, Camellia house Duchess’ tea room, with a delicious lunch and superb afternoon tea (the best I have ever tasted, in the Lantern room. The weather was perfect and company was too. I managed to have a chat with everyone which was also nice finding out what they did. I had a lovely day and the food and hospitality was second to none. All the Staff were very friendly and obliging."

Jane Brewer, Event Organiser, MBDA UK Sports & Social Club (Stevenage) Ltd

 

"I had a wonderful and productive day at Woburn Abbey. I learnt a lot - both about the history of the house and gardens and about the various things they offer to their clients. Lisa had a lot of helpful advice about the logistics of bringing large groups, as well as ways of making their day extra special. All in all I was sold, and I look forward to many fruitful years of working together! "

Jamie Cherrington, Oxford Royale Academy

 

"It was very useful to attend the Tour Guide Event of Woburn Abbey & Gardens; it’s so valuable from our perspective to know what a visit would entail for our guests and it also puts my mind at rest to know that I am inviting guests to a worthwhile and enjoyable experience."

Kim Cavanagh-Martin
Donor Development Officer (Legacies)

Events & Exhibitions

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Humphry Repton: Art & Nature for the Duke of Bedford

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Open to the public between 23rd March and 28th October 2018, the new exhibition explores the fascinating relationship between Repton and one of his greatest clients.
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Flower Painting Study Day

Join us for a day of flower painting as we turn one of the rooms in the Historic North Court of Woburn Abbey into an art studio for the day.
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Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2018

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Now in its 9th year, the ‘Gardeners’ Garden Show’ has become an important diary date for gardening enthusiasts. Set in 42-acres of the Abbey’s beautifully landscaped gardens, the show offers unparalleled access to award-winning exhibitors and nurseries that have been handpicked by Woburn. The displays are complemented by an array of live entertainment, artisan foods, shopping, demonstrations, informative talks and gardening advice, tips and tours.
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VIP Garden Show package Saturday 23rd June

Bookings for VIP tickets are now closed, tickets for general admission to the Garden Show are still available.
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VIP Garden Show package Sunday 24th June

Bookings for VIP tickets are now closed, tickets for general admission to the Garden Show are still available.
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Rose Study Day

Studying and appreciation of roses with David Austin’s Rosarian Michael Marriott
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Twilight Parkland Tour - July

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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Carriage Tours - July

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An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens
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Open Air Theatre - The Tempest

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer for Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece, The Tempest.
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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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Twilight Parkland Tour

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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Brunch with Queen Victoria

Follow in the footsteps of the Queen and her 1841 visit to Woburn Abbey. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Duchess' Tearoom followed by an in-depth talk with time to explore the Abbey at your leisure.
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Twilight Parkland Tour - August

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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Carriage Tours - August

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An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens
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Bat Walks

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 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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Life in a Noble Household

Discover what it was like to work in a great Ducal household from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
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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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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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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.
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Dining Like A Duke

From the earliest times, the consumption of food has evolved from the basic requirements to survive into one of the grandest expressions of wealth and style.
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Adam Frost: Intro into Garden Design

Have you ever wondered how to approach designing your own garden, what you need to know to be a garden designer or the skills involved?
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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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NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair

The NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair is an annual event and a highlight of the Woburn calendar.
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Treasures of the Library & Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a private view of some of the treasures housed within Woburn Abbey’s extensive library collection.
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Brunch with Queen Victoria

Follow in the footsteps of the Queen and her 1841 visit to Woburn Abbey. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Duchess' Tearoom followed by an in-depth talk with time to explore the Abbey at your leisure.
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Housekeeper's Know-how

Ever wondered what it takes to preserve and care for a great stately home and its treasures? Join us as we begin our annual ‘deep-clean’ to find out more.
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Christmas Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

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