General terms and conditions of admission to Woburn Abbey and Gardens


Possession of the booking confirmation email or receipt will be regarded as proof of purchase and entitles you to the relevant number and type of tickets purchased. If it is not possible to print the confirmation, please write down the BOOKING REFERENCE and quote this reference on the gate, please be aware that this will slow down your entry time.

All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable unless due to exceptional circumstances. This will be at the discretion of Woburn Abbey and Gardens. Event tickets are not transferable and cannot be re-sold or exchanged.  

As a condition of entry we reserve the right to undertake security checks at our entry gates and ticket lanes and to request further identification before entry to the Abbey and Gardens. We also reserve the right to refuse entry to any member of the public.

Dogs are permitted on the public footpaths in the deer park only and must be kept on a lead because of the deer.

Dogs and pets are not permitted in the Abbey or Gardens and we do not advise that you leave your dog in your car. Assistance dogs are allowed in the Abbey and Gardens.

The Abbey is a non-smoking area and smoking is not permitted anywhere within the gardens.

No camp fires or barbeques are allowed in the Deer Park or Gardens

The speed limit on the estate must be adhered to at all times 

Visitors enter at their own risk. The company does not accept any liability for damage to vehicles unless negligent practises are proven.

Woburn Abbey and Gardens reserves the right to ask any visitor to leave the site should they behave in an inappropriate or unsafe manner.

Woburn reserves the right to withdraw any attraction, alter times, prices and events or services without notice; this does not affect your consumer rights. If you are affected by cancellations on the day of your visit, please ask a member of staff to speak to a Manager, who will aim to rectify the issue with you.

A fullpaying adult ot guardian must be present when any one under the age  of sixteen is taking part in an experience or event.

Woburn Abbey and Gardens cannot be held responsible for the weather conditions.However in exceptional circumstances if Woburn Abbey and Gardens cancels the experience or event an alternative date will be arranged.

It is up to the individual to assess their own fitness levels as some experiences do require some degree of fitness e.g walking tours. Woburn Abbey and Gardens reserve the right to ask you not to continue with an experience  if we feel you are not physically able to partake.

Credit and debit card transactions are made on a separate secure server with full encryption of all data. Your card details and personal information is never shared with any other third party or organisation. 

Complaints: We aim to give all of our customers a fantastic experience with us, but should you encounter any problems or need to make a complaint, please ask to speak a Manager whilst at Woburn Abbey and Gardens. This should be done on the day of your visit, to enable us the opportunity to resolve any issues immediately for you, so you can fully enjoy your day.

Should you wish to contact us following your visit, please call 01525 290333 or via email admissions@woburnabbey.co.uk , we will endeavour to resolve any issues that you had on your visit, but may not be able to provide the same level of resolution had you raised your issue on the day. 

 

 

Events & Exhibitions

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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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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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Humphry Repton: Art & Nature for the Duke of Bedford

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Open to the public between 5th April and 1st September 2019, this exhibition explores the fascinating relationship between Repton and one of his greatest clients.
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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 Pruning Study Day

This session is designed to give you a wide range of pruning skills - you will get hands on with plant material in order to gain confidence in your own garden maintenance.
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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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Twilight Parkland Tour

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
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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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Twilight Parkland Tour

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
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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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Set against the stunning backdrop of Woburn Abbey and within 42 acres of Abbey Gardens, "The Gardener’s Garden Show" offers one of the best locations of any show in the UK.
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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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Twilight Parkland Tour

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
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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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Open Air Theatre - A Mid-summer Night's Dream

This summer The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, are celebrating their 15th birthday and an amazing 425 years since the original company was created. To celebrate this special anniversary, they are touring one of Shakespeare’s most popular and best-loved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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Bee Walk

Discover the importance of attracting bees to your garden and, more importantly, how to attract them.
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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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Twilight Parkland Tour

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
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Carriage Tours

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