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 2015.  

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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.

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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Père David's Deer From Beijing to Woburn and Back

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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Come and Grow: First Saturday of each month

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

Spend some quality family time in Woburn Abbey Gardens and let the children explore and get creative.
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Woburn Abbey Venison for Sale

From November 2015 until February 2016 we are once again offering the opportunity for you to buy venison of the highest quality directly from Woburn Abbey. 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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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.
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Spring Gardening Skills

Let the Woburn Abbey Gardens team give you the confidence to tackle the jobs in your own garden with this seasonal session.
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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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Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2016

Whether you are a gardening expert, handy with a trowel or never potted a plant before, all are welcome at ‘The Gardener’s Garden Show’, back for its seventh year in 2016.