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Woburn Abbey and Gardens

1/2 mile from the village, Woburn, England
+44 1525 290333
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Lovely place - relaxed, informal and friendly

The moment our coach arrived we were greeted by a lovely lady who was so friendly and gave clear... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gill N
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Great value for money

We are HHA members and so did not pay to go here, but if we had I would certainly have felt we had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joanne W
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Daventry, United Kingdom
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Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years and is now home to the 15th Duke and his family. Alongside the world class collection of art, the house contains the fascinating stories of the people who have shaped the history of both the Abbey and the nation; including the ‘creation ‘ of Afternoon Tea. The Gardens, with a twenty year restoration programme, are of equal splendour with 28 acres of Repton designs to be explored and discovered.Throughout the year Woburn also hosts a series of events including: classic cars rallies, The Woburn Abbey Garden Show, summer theatre, the country fair, vintage airplane rally and autumn deer walks.
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“deer park” (120 reviews)
“tea room” (87 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (52 reviews)
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1/2 mile from the village, Woburn, England
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+44 1525 290333
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The moment our coach arrived we were greeted by a lovely lady who was so friendly and gave clear and concise information for our visit. She even came back to our coach at leaving time to wish us safe journey! The gardens are interesting and...More

Thank Gill N
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. It will be a pleasure to share your lovely feedback with our team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are HHA members and so did not pay to go here, but if we had I would certainly have felt we had good value for money. You approach the house by driving through the deer park; we were lucky enough to see a baby...More

Thank Joanne W
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. Lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit, the Deer certainly do add something special to what is already a lovely setting! I'm not sure exactly which space you may be referring to, The garden that the wedding may have been...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Woburn Abbey Sculpture Gallery, a fantastic location for my daughters wedding, first class staff and food. We were their all day and had amazing time. Anyone looking for a wedding venue definitely check this place out

Thank 70jimbo
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and congratulations to your daughter! An honour and a pleasure to be able to host such an important occasion for you and your family.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and enjoyable loved seeing the gardens as it was in Chinese style which I love. Definitely recommend a visit

Thank labeautyparadise
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We are fortunate to have a number of interesting structures and features in our garden, The Chinese style is certainly a recurring theme indoors and out here. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely drive through the vast grounds seeing the deer before you reach Woburn Abbey. Had a wander around the gardens before we went inside the house, lots of birds walking about. It was free flow inside the house with people inside each room for you...More

Thank Wendy H
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We offer guided tours for pre-booked groups only currently and we have written information as well as our room guide team available in each room. Do come and see us again and don't be shy of thinking of what question...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I spent a smashing day viewing the gardens, grounds and Abbey. We were fortunate enough to visit on a delightful sunny day which added to the experience. As you enter and pay (£7.50 adults, £6.50 concessions RHS members free) you experience a lovely...More

Thank pedr0pete12
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your comments. Lovely to see you enjoyed your visit. If you come again in the future you can also enjoy the 22 historic rooms of the abbey for an extra £9.50 (per adult) to find out more about the family history and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend booked afternoon tea for the two of us along with an 18month old. The afternoon tea price includes the entrance to the gardens. The grounds are fantastic for an afternoon stroll especially in the sun. There are lots of hidden gems to explore...More

Thank CharlotteLouE
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. I have shared your feedback about your afternoon tea with our catering team, pleased to hear you were able to enjoy the gardens in the lovely weather we have had recently.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A massively impressive house with a lot of interesting art and objects to see. The gardens are extensive and grand. The drive in through the deer park was amazing with hundreds of deer to see basking in the sun.More

Thank Richard M
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for getting in touch about your visit. The great weather we have enjoyed recently really does add something extra special to the whole visit although driving through the Deer park where you can glimpse 9 species of deer roaming freely is pretty special...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Woburn Abbey & gardens is a beautiful place to visit. The "abbey" is no longer an abbey but a private house. The visitors part of the house is crammed with history, paintings & household items from centuries ago. You could spend a whole day just...More

Thank Clive-Jackie G
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments, great to hear you enjoyed yourself. There is a lot to discover and the gardens can be enjoyed throughout the year and in different ways at our events too.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful mature trees in the parkland. Wonderful to see the deer herds. Enjoyed a stroll around the garden. Especially liked the colourful varieties of flowers by the rockery. Fascinating walk of history through the family home of Woburn Abbey. Friendly room guides. Nice lunches and...More

Thank amandaparker377
Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your comments, Pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to us.

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MissK500
Hi I am going to visit tomorrow and wondered approximately how long it take to walk round it Abbey? I was wondering as I wanted to get some hot food in the tea room which I understand is served between 12-2PM before going to explore the gardens. Does the Abbey open at 11 tomorrow? Are there also tour guides?
8 May 2017|
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Response from Lisa H | Property representative |
Hello I would allow yourself at least an hour to enjoy the abbey as there are 22 historic rooms to enjoy with room guides in most to answer any questions you may have. The gardens shop and tearoom open at 10am, the abbey... More
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ukguy
hi, planning on going for a walk and afternoon tea at woburn abbey and was just wondering how long a walk around the gardens at a slowish pace would take? thank you
8 March 2017|
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Response from Lisa H | Property representative |
Hello, Make sure you give us a call to book for your afternoon tea in advance to ensure you have a place and check our website for opening times and days. The gardens are 28 acres in size with a number of interesting... More
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Danielle P
Are dogs allowed in the gardens?
8 March 2017|
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Response from Lisa H | Property representative |
Only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens.
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