Group Guided Tours

Take A Guided Tour

Guided Tours are a fantastic way to learn more about Woburn Abbey and Gardens, the family history and the collections, offering an entirely new perspective on the experience. The following guided tours are available in 2014.  


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Woburn Abbey

Abbey Tour: Discover more of the history of Woburn Abbey, hear stories about the family and uncover the background to some of the most famous collections in the world.

Tours last approximately 1 ½ hours and are also available in French, German, Spanish or Italian.

Special Interest Tour: Tailored for groups with an interest in a particular collection or historic aspect. 25 minute talk with the standard guided tour. Popular choices include the Canalettos, Sèvres porcelain and silver and gold collection.


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Woburn Abbey Gardens

Gardens Tour: Find out about the plants, trees and features of the private and public gardens with one of our experienced guides.

Repton’s Red Book Tour: Explains in detail Humphry Repton’s theories, processes and achievements at Woburn.

Behind the Scenes Tour: Covers how the team care for the Gardens all year round, the plant nursery, compost plant, restoration projects, ‘tricks of the trade’ and the tool shed!

Hortus Woburnensis Guided Tour: Follow the historic route of James Forbes (head gardener to the 6th Duke) as illustrated in the book of Hortus Woburnensis 1833.

Tours last between 1 ½ and 2 hours and are on foot. Mobility buggies are available for hire free of charge, please advise upon booking (limited availability).


Woburn Safari Park

Safari Park Guide: Book a Ranger to join you on your coach to tell your group all about life at the Park and the animals on the Safari Drive. The drive through the reserves takes approximately one hour.

 

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Events & Exhibitions

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Come and Grow: First Saturday of each month

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Woburn Abbey Gardeners are on hand to discuss and demonstrate gardening skills at this month's Come and Grow.
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Family Day: First Sunday of each 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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Peeling Back The Years: Chinese Wallpaper at Woburn Abbey

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See how the wallpapers at Woburn illustrate the changing style of Chinese wallpapers, and explore how they were made, sold and hung.
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Seasonal Reflections at Woburn by Artist in Residence Richard Hoare

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A cycle of seasons at Woburn is reflected in the ink drawings of Woburn Abbey’s First Artist in Residence, Richard Hoare.
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Celebrating 800 years of the Magna Carta

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Join us and celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta by following in the footsteps of the Russell family who helped pave the way for the rights we enjoy today. Free trail at Woburn Abbey.
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Père David's Deer: From Beijing to Woburn and Back

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Celebrate the historic return of Père David's Deer to China. 30 years ago 18 deer from the Woburn herd were reintroduced into their native China. The herd has grown to the thousands. Learn their fascinating story. Located in the grounds of the Abbey in North Court.
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Pantaloons Open-Air Theatre : Pride and Prejudice

A wonderfully innovative, funny and fast-paced new open air production from the Pantaloons.
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Woburn Abbey Gardens Tour and Lunch

Enjoy the splendour of the Woburn Abbey Gardens through the seasons with our 2015 private garden tours and lunches at The Sculpture Gallery.
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Bug Walk

Discover the importance of attracting bugs to your garden and, more importantly, how to attract them.
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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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Pantaloons Open-Air Theatre : Much Ado About Nothing

Hilarious open-air theatre with the summer comedy of masks, music and mistaken identities!
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The International Moth Rally

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One of the most popular heritage events in the summer calendar, The International Moth Rally, is returning to Woburn Abbey again this August.
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tri for life triathlon powered by Prezzo

We're pleased to be welcoming the tri For life charity triathlon back to Woburn Abbey in 2015.
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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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Planning Your Garden

Discover the horticultural skills needed to prepare a site. Try planting to a site plan with correct spacing and positioning.
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Showbus – ‘The World’s Biggest Bus Display’

Upto 500 buses form the world's biggest bus and coach display with vehicles spanning the last 100 years.
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Planting & Composting in Your Garden

Learn how to identify different types of plant and the situations that suit them. Draw up your own scale plan for a border. Our gardeners will guide you through the process of making a leaf mould and discuss techniques you can use at home.
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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

Explore basic pruning, pruning for shape and technical pruning skills
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Off Road Deer Park Tours

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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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Propagation Study Day

Investigate various propagation techniques
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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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Trees & Shrubs Study Day

Find out about the different requirements of a variety of trees and shrubs. Discover which would best suit your garden.
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Luminaries Woburnensis

Illuminating the Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure featuring light, fire and ice.
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Introduction to Night Photography

A great opportunity to learn the basics of digital photography at night.
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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.