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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Oakley House Doll's House

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New for 2016, visitors to Woburn Abbey can now peek behind the curtains of a wonderful, historic doll’s house. Beautifully furnished and skilfully made by members of the Russell family at the beginning of the 20th century.
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Summer of Sports Trails

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Celebrate a 'Summer of Sport' with us at Woburn Abbey and Gardens. We have delved into our collections and archives, to create a series of interesting displays illustrating the Russell family and Woburn's close association with many different sports over the centuries.
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Bat Walks - Sold out

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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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Head Gardener's Guide

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Our Head Gardener will be on hand on selected dates throughout the year to provide free advice and tips on planting and propagation.
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Family Sundays: First weekend of every 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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Autumn Gardening Skills

This session is designed to give you a range of horticultural skills and enable you to get hands on with plant material to gain the confidence with your own garden maintenance. The perfect introduction if you are not sure where, when or how to get started in your own garden.
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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. Highlights of the event include stunning views of The Abbey and deer park, great event village and the closed road cycle route through the picturesque roads surrounding Woburn.
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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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Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight

We are delighted to welcome the Altamira Chamber Orchestra to The Sculpture Gallery in the grounds of Woburn Abbey to perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Candlelight, directed by Mr Robert Atchison.
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Off Road Deer Park Tour

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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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NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair

The NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair is an annual event and a highlight of the Woburn calendar. Browse over 50 stalls of inspiring gift ideas beautifully displayed in the Woburn Sculpture Gallery. All proceeds from the event tickets will go to the NSPCC.
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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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The Woburn Estate Wedding Fair

Visit a wide variety of pop up wedding shops in the period Antique Quarter of Woburn Abbey's Sculpture Gallery.
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Christmas Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

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