The Abbey

Are bags pushchairs or mobility scooters allowed in the Abbey?

We do not allow large bags, rucksacks, prams, pushchairs, rucksack-style baby carriers or mobility scooters in the Abbey.

We offer a limited supply of baby-carrying equipment.

 There is secure, ticketed storae for large bags, rucksacks and prams at the entrance to the Abbey. A member of the team will help you on arrival at the entrance.

How long does it take to visit the Abbey and Gardens?

The Abbey is free flow and we recommend 1-1.5hrs to enjoy it at a reasonable pace, allowing similar again to enjoy the gardens.  

Is Woburn part of the Treasure Houses group?

The Abbey is one of the Treasure Houses,  find out more here Treasure Houses of England

Is photography allowed?

Photography for personal use is welcome in the garrden and deer park only, not in the Abbey.

Professional photography is not permitted without prior written consent, please contact 

Photographs taken on the estate may not be sold or used for any commercial or promotional purpose without prior written consent.

In order to preserve the exclusivity for the couples who choose to get married here, professional portrait and engagement photography is not permitted at Woburn Abbey and Gardens.

We reserve the right to ask visitors taking part in wedding, engagement, portrait or commercial photography to leave the premises.

Please note in the interest of visitor safety, we do not permit the launching or landing of drones on the Woburn Estate, unless agreed in advance in writing.

The Gardens

What Refreshments Are Available?

Refreshments including light lunches, cakes and a variety of hot and cold drinks are available from The Duchess' Tea Room. Only food purchased from the tea room may be consumed in this area. If you have brought a picnic you may enjoy this in the garden, picnic benches are available.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs and pets are not permitted in the Abbey or Gardens and we do not advise that you leave your dog in your vehicle whilst visiting.

Assistance dogs are allowed in the Abbey and Gardens.

Dogs are permitted on the public foopaths in the Deer Park only and must be kept on a lead because of the deer.


Are barbecues allowed in the Gardens or Deer Park?

Barbecues are not allowed anywhere in the Woburn Abbey Gardens or Deer Park.


How do I get to Woburn Abbey?

The postcode for SatNavs is MK17 9PG. More directions can be found here

Is Woburn a National Trust, English Heritage or HHA property?

Woburn is a privately owned Estate and is home to the Duke and Duchess of Bedford.

Discounted entry is available to members of English Heritage and the Historic Houses Association (terms and conditions apply). 

How far are you from the Safari Park?

The Safari Park is only 2 miles away and joint tickets for both attractions are available. Please see our ticket information

Do you cater for food allergies?

If you have any specific allergies or intolerances and you would like to know what refreshment options are available please ask a member of staff at the Duchess Tea Room or contact us before your visit. 

The Deer Park

Can I Get Close To The Deer To Take Photographs?

Walking in Woburn Abbey Deer Park is restricted to a number of public footpaths. This is for the safety of visitors and the deer within the park. If you wish to see the deer up close, please check our events listing for our Deer Tours that run in the Autumn. 

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs on leads are allowed on the Deer Park footpaths. Dogs must be on a lead at all times for their safety, and for the safety of the deer.