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Address: 1/2 mile from the village, Woburn, England
Phone Number: 01525 290333
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Description: Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford for...
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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Fabulous interiors and collections

Took a group to the Garden Show, Abbey and Gardens. Made very welcome by the Groups Manager, tickets issued efficiently, then entered the extensive show set spaciously in the main... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Took a group to the Garden Show, Abbey and Gardens. Made very welcome by the Groups Manager, tickets issued efficiently, then entered the extensive show set spaciously in the main grounds, lots of stalls selling superb ranges of plants in good condition. After this my wife and I went into the Abbey, where we were amazed at the wonderful rooms,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I took a party to Woburn Garden Show. What an excellent day out. Well organised, well planned and plenty to keep the visitor entertained. On arrival, whilst it was raining, the party were able to visit the family house which was excellent. Once the weather improved we were able to visit the garden show and all its attractions including a... More 

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Freya W, Gardens Secretary & Events Coordinator at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Woburn Abbey and Gardens. I am pleased you enjoyed the Woburn Abbey Garden Show on Sunday 28th June. As you say, the weather wasn't brilliant at first and this was a great idea to look at the house first! The show is in its sixth year and gives the visitor a great day out. Please do... More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent gardens and house. Huge estate.Well worth a visit. Good value for money. House tour about an hour.

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Freya W, Gardens Secretary at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We are pleased you found Woburn Abbey and Gardens good value for money and hope we can welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Freya Whitney Gardens Secretary More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I went with a group of people to this site. The coffee and biscuits were scrumptous. The Room Guides very informative. It is a very large house and it was very good that you could have a break half way through the house to go and have lunch. I must say that the catering staff are very efficient and lunch... More 

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Freya W, Gardens Secretary at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit. I am also delighted to tell you that the Hornbeam Maze will now be open for much of the year (apart from essential maintenance) and not just on Bank Holidays. The Chinese Dairy does in fact remain closed, this is to limit wear and tear on such... More 

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Mum and I went to the Abbey and Gardens after my sister and I had previously visited. We had a really lovely day out - the staff were really attentive, there was lots to see and the whole day was reasonably priced. We enjoyed tea and cake in the Duchess Tearooms and the gardens are beautiful. Thank you to The... More 

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Freya W, Gardens Secretary at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are really pleased you had a great day and hope you'll visit again in the future. Kind regards Freya Whitney Gardens Secretary More 

Portsmouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Went to the garden show on 28/6/15 and have to say it was very disappointing . Not much to see or do. The Tea room was very overcrowded and very very expensive. The gardens were included in the garden show admission but are really not worth bothering about. Wouldn't bother with the garden show again or visit Woburn Abbey Gardens.... More 

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Freya W, Gardens Secretary at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the Garden Show at Woburn Abbey Gardens, I am however sorry you didn't enjoy your time visiting the show. The itinerary for the Garden Show was packed throughout the weekend. We had 4 gardening experts offering a variety of talks and demonstrations, plus a Q & A session daily, option of 3 complimentary... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely grounds a guided tour of the Abbey is well worth having the guide was very knowledgeable and was more than happy to answer any and all of our questions the Duchesses Teas Room served very good meals as well as morning coffee and afternoon tea

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Freya W, Gardens Secretary at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We are happy you enjoyed your time at Woburn Abbey and Gardens and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Freya Whitney Gardens Secretary More 

Alresford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A real pleasure, a long time since we have visited a place where the staff are so willing/knowledgeable and smile so much, real joy . The house is full of really interesting artefacts, well displayed. Only downside is the number of stairs, which for some visitors may be too much. The gardens are a delight, well worth a visit. Duchess's... More 

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Freya W, Gardens Secretary at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind words about your recent visit. I will ensure that your feedback is passed on to all the teams involved who made your day out memorable. Kind regards Freya Whitney Gardens Secretary More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A very interesting visit at Woburn Abbey, the house is amazing and all the staff we encountered there were not only polite but exceedingly knowledgeable on the house and it's rooms. I spent a good time talking to a few of them. In my opinion the gardens were really nice and lovely to walk around, lovely place to sit and... More 

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Freya W, Gardens Secretary at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Woburn Abbey & Gardens. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and that you have taken the time to speak about our knowledgeable and helpful staff - something Woburn prides itself in. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind regards Freya Whitney Gardens Secretary More 

London
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A little disappointing. Quite expensive with not too many cars. They use a field that has had animals and we spent most of the time making sure we didn't step in anything that we shouldn't as we were going on the The Woburn Hotel for tea afterwards.

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Freya W, Gardens Secretary at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Classic Car Show. We will gladly pass on your comments to the event organisers who hire part of the Woburn Abbey Deer Park for the Classic Car Show. With regards to avoiding stepping in something you shouldn't, the car show site is part of our deer park however it was swept... More 

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Address: Address: 1/2 mile from the village, Woburn, England
Phone Number: 01525 290333
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