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Woburn Abbey

Type:Historic House

Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA

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Set in a beautiful 3,000 acre deer park, Woburn Abbey has been home to the Dukes of Bedford for over 300 years, and is currently occupied by the 15th Duke and his family.

Stunning works of art, celebrated as one of the most important private collections in the world includes paintings by Cuyp, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Van Dyck. With a magnificent 24 views of Venice by Canaletto, the famously iconic Armada portrait of Elizabeth I by George Cower hanging in the long gallery and numerous portraits of previous Russell family members.

Touring the Abbey covers three floors, including the vaults with superb examples of 18th century French and English furniture, silver and gold collections, a wide range of English continental and oriental porcelain and many personal items treasured by the Russell family. Use our free house tour booklets, children's quizzes, purchase an official guide book or audio tour to ensure you will make the most of your experience.

Woburn Abbey Gardens

Explore over 28 acres, inspired by the designs of landscape gardener, Humphry Repton and developed by our dedicated gardens team.

Suitable for TV/film location, fashion shows, product launches and company 'days out'. No photography by visitors in House. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Conferences, exhibitions, banqueting, luncheons, dinners. Suitability for the Disabled: Limited access in the house. Good access in the gardens. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Restaurant: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement, max groups of 10. Tours in French available. Guide book and audio guide available. Education/School Visits: Please telephone for details. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Guide Prices

Adults £17, Seniors & Students £15.50, Children (3-15 years) £8.50, Disabled Visitors £8.50. Group rates available, please see website for more information.



  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
From the M1: J12 or J13, Follow brown tourist signs.

The nearest railway station is Flitwick, which is 10.5 miles away.


  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2019
  • Other AwardsHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2016
  • Other AwardsThe Treasure Houses of England The Treasure Houses of England 2018
  • Other AwardsHudsons Heritage Awards - Winner Hudsons Heritage Awards - Winner 2016

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