Why we don’t allow drones

To reduce risk to our staff, visitors, property, deer and wildlife. We have adopted a strict policy, banning the use of drones within Bedford Estates. This includes Woburn Abbey and Gardens, Woburn Safari Park, The Woburn Hotel and Woburn Golf Club.

• Drone usage is regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority and use of drones often comes under great scrutiny. Further information can be found here https://www.caa.co.uk/Consumers/Model-aircraft-and-drones/Flying-drones/ 

• Drones should not be flown over people.

• Drones should not be flown near property; the special nature of Woburn Abbey and our properties makes the risk of damage more severe.  

• Should a drone cause damage or harm, pilots generally do not have the correct insurances to cover them.

• Our Deer Park is conservation area, the deer breed within 3,000 acres of Bedford Estates land and are sensitive to disturbance.

• Many drones have cameras attached and these could infringe data protection laws; for instance filming people without permission. This also infringes our filming policy. For more information on filming please visit /filming-press/

• Use of drones can affect our visitor experience and cause a nuisance.

We therefore do not allow drones within the Bedford Estates land.  The only exception being contractors who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have specific insurances and have been commissioned by the Duke of Bedford.

If you have a query with regards to commercial activity and filming within Bedford Estates please contact marketing on 01525 290333 or email marketing@woburn.co.uk

Events & Exhibitions

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Humphry Repton: Art & Nature for the Duke of Bedford

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Open to the public between 23rd March and 28th October 2018, the new exhibition explores the fascinating relationship between Repton and one of his greatest clients.
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Housekeeper's Know-how

Ever wondered what it takes to preserve and care for a great stately home and its treasures? While we’re closed for the winter, our housekeeping team invites you behind-the-scenes for an exclusive glimpse into what it takes to complete Woburn Abbey’s annual ‘deep-clean’
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Carriage Tours

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An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.
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Adam Frost: Introduction to Planting

Find out how to approach designing the beds and borders in your garden. Whether you are starting from scratch or want to refresh existing areas of your garden, Adam will share the essential things you need to know to get started.
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Spring and Easter Flower Celebration with Jonathan Moseley

Celebrate the arrival of spring with this masterclass in spring flower-arranging with floral expert, Jonathan Moseley.
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Humphry Repton Study Day

Immerse yourself in the life and work of the last great landscape designer of the 18th century.
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Carriage Tours

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An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.
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How to Run a Stately Home: Talk and Lunch

Join Simon Pestell, former Butler to The Duke and Duchess and now the Abbey’s Head Housekeeper, to find out ‘How to Run a Stately Home’.
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Summer Flowers Sensation with Jonathan Moseley

Celebrate the wealth of opportunities summer offers for growing and arranging flowers with floral expert, Jonathan Moseley.
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VIP Garden Show package Saturday 22nd June

We invite you to enjoy a very special day out at the Woburn Abbey Garden Show with our exclusive VIP packages.
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Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2019

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Early Bird rates can now be booked on-line for the Gardeners' Garden Show.
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VIP Garden Show package Sunday 23rd June

We invite you to enjoy a very special day out at the Woburn Abbey Garden Show with our exclusive VIP packages.
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Carriage Tours

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An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.
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How to Run a Stately Home: Talk and Lunch

Join Simon Pestell, former Butler to The Duke and Duchess and now the Abbey’s Head Housekeeper, to find out ‘How to Run a Stately Home’.
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Carriage Tours

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An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.
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Carriage Tours

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An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.