Woburn Abbey

Address: Woburn Abbey, Woburn Park, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA
Phone Number: 01525 290333
Opening Hours: Current opening times.

Woburn Abbey, home to the Duke of Bedford, consists of the Abbey itself, the gardens and a 3000 acre Deer park.

The origins of Woburn Abbey dates back to the 1100’s when it was home to a group of Cistercian monks and only came into the Russell family during the 16th century when it was given to them by Henry the VIII. The abbey’s 3 floors includes a large private art collection, a porcelain collection, the silver and gold vaults and the Blue Drawing room where afternoon tea was invented in the 1840’s by the then Duchess of Bedford.

There are also 30 acres of gardens to explore including a bog garden, woodland glades, ponds, manicured lawns, flower gardens, kitchen garden and aviary. The gardens are also the location of a garden show held every year in June and outdoor plays during August.

The deer park contains 10 species of deer including fallow and red deer all roaming free. Also owned by the Duke of Bedford is the nearby Woburn Safari Park.

  • Car park.
  • Antique centre.
  • Duchess’ Tea Room serving afternoon teas and meals.
  • Picnic areas.
  • Dogs on lead welcome in parkland.
  • Abbey open April to September from 11am.

Abbey gardens, grounds and park open daily from 10am from January to October and Friday to Sunday November and December. Tickets available for just the gardens and park, or those plus the house.


Before you start your journey to Woburn Abbey for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.

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