Full of History and Ancient Tales
Originally a monastery, Woburn Abbey was given by Edward VI to the Russell family in 1547. Since then, leading architects, including Henry Flitcroft, Henry Holland and Sir Jeffry Wyatville, have created the stunning historic house that it is today. Woburn Abbey and the Russell family have been at the centre of social and political intrigues for centuries and today's Duke and Duchess of Bedford are making their own impact on this fascinating ancestral home.
Review our timeline for an insight into some of significant dates and events within Woburn Abbey’s history.