We can arrange for group travel organisers to visit the Abbey and Gardens in advance to your booking, free of chage to help with planning. Please contact our Groups Co-ordinator, Lisa Weaver to arrange a suitable date.

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Testimonials

"The Abbey and gardens looked splendid in the spring sunshine and together with the knowledgeable guides, Woburn Abbey and Gardens is truly one of Britain`s gems. As an upscale, experience tour provider, we highly recommend this as a must see attraction."

Ranjiv Bhalla, Director, Vesperience Ltd ‘The Experience Company’

 

"Wow !! What an amazing day at Woburn Abbey and Gardens. I had never imagined how much Woburn has to offer …it really has something for everyone with the wonderful stories , the beautiful gardens  and of course the deer! The guides were fantastic, Jane really brought the house to life with a story for every room and the lives of those who have lived there intermingled with just the right amount of History for us to take in! …I was especially fascinated with the flying Duchess…what an amazing lady! The rooms are stunning …especially the grotto..and all that treasure in the crypt!! Martin’s enthusiasm for returning the gardens to Humphry Repton’s ‘red Book ‘ vision was amazing , the gardens themselves are lovely and Martin brings his passion for every area to the group so that we were left wanting to return to see how the garden develops through the seasons …I was intrigued by the Chinese Dairy…it has a lovely story as does the Children’s castle with all its magic!" 

Mandy Keating, Product Development Manager, Diamond Holidays. 

 

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"It was lovely to view the house with such a knowledgeable guide and Martin’s tour of the gardens really brought them to life.  I don’t think I’ll ever forget how to tell the difference between the different types of cedar.  I will certainly be recommending that my groups include either a lunch an afternoon tea in their package as they are such value for money." 

Eileen Clark, RB Travel

 

"I had a wonderful day experiencing the Abbey, Sculpture room, Chinese a Dairy, Camellia house Duchess’ tea room, with a delicious lunch and superb afternoon tea (the best I have ever tasted, in the Lantern room. The weather was perfect and company was too. I managed to have a chat with everyone which was also nice finding out what they did. I had a lovely day and the food and hospitality was second to none. All the Staff were very friendly and obliging."

Jane Brewer, Event Organiser, MBDA UK Sports & Social Club (Stevenage) Ltd

 

"I had a wonderful and productive day at Woburn Abbey. I learnt a lot - both about the history of the house and gardens and about the various things they offer to their clients. Lisa had a lot of helpful advice about the logistics of bringing large groups, as well as ways of making their day extra special. All in all I was sold, and I look forward to many fruitful years of working together! "

Jamie Cherrington, Oxford Royale Academy

 

"It was very useful to attend the Tour Guide Event of Woburn Abbey & Gardens; it’s so valuable from our perspective to know what a visit would entail for our guests and it also puts my mind at rest to know that I am inviting guests to a worthwhile and enjoyable experience."

Kim Cavanagh-Martin
Donor Development Officer (Legacies)

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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Woburn Abbey triathlon

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Now in its eleventh year, the Woburn Abbey Triathlon - organised by registered charity tri for life, and delivery partner, Human Race events - has raised over £2.4m for its charity partners.
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Woburn Abbey Honey Festival

Join us in a celebration of everything honey, set against the stunning backdrop of Woburn Abbey and Gardens.
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Dining Like A Duke

Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled.
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Adam Frost: Intro into Garden Design

This event has now sold out - please check back at a later date as we are planning similar events to this in the future.
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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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NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair

The NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair is an annual event and a highlight of the Woburn calendar.
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Off Road Deer Park Tours

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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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Treasury of Trees Walking Tour

Join us for a guided walk in our Quercetum and Pinetum areas of the gardens to discover our treasury of trees.
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Treasures of the Library & Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a private view of some of the treasures housed within Woburn Abbey’s extensive library collection.
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Brunch with Queen Victoria

Follow in the footsteps of the Queen and her 1841 visit to Woburn Abbey. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the Duchess' Tearoom followed by an in-depth talk with time to explore the Abbey at your leisure.
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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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Christmas Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

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