East of England - Bedfordshire


MK17 9WA
t: 01525 290333
e: lisa.weaver@woburn.co.uk
w: www.woburnabbey.co.uk

Set within a 3,000 acre deer-park, discover beautiful art and fascinating history at this famous ‘Treasure House’ and enjoy the tranquil gardens with its formal and natural garden features. Whilst visiting the ‘home of Afternoon Tea’ why not treat your group and not include ... or chose from more than 20 event days.

Visitors to the house will discover centuries of family history, personal stories and the stunning art collection. There are over 20 rooms, spread over three floors which include the State Rooms, gold and silver vaults and the Sevres porcelain display in the crypt. The Abbey houses the largest private collection of Venetian views painted by Canaletto in one room whilst the collection itself includes works by Reynolds, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, and Van Dyck.
Of equal importance is the role played by the family in shaping the history of the country. Over the centuries member of the Russell family have been politicians, diplomats, soldiers, and pilots and Duchess Anna Maria (wife of the 7th Duke of Bedford) popularised the tradition of having Afternoon Tea. Book in advance of your visit to have your own Afternoon Tea at The Duchess’ Tea Room.
The award winning Abbey Gardens cover 30 acres and are the most complete example of the work of landscape gardener Humphry Repton, commissioned by the 6th Duke in 1805. Enjoy exploring the elegant horticultural designs, woodland glades and the wild biodiversity areas. Discover the tropical Camellia House, Kitchen Garden and recently restored romantic Folly. The restoration of Repton’s original Pleasure Grounds continues with work on the Cone House and Rockery Pavillion taking place in 2014.
Woburn Abbey also host a myriad of events throughout the year which, in 2014, includes classic car shows, a country fair, open air theatre, charity triathlon and the annual Woburn Abbey Garden Show. See our full listings here.
We offer a range of different ticket types for the Abbey and Gardens, Annual Passes and joint tickets with Woburn Safari Park. See www.woburnabbey.co.uk for more information.