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Woburn Abbey and Gardens

1/2 Mile From the Village, Woburn, England
+44 1525 290333
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Interesting History

We visited with a Dutch friend. The price was reduced for over 60s (£14.50 each). The park was... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2016
James M
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Beautiful Stately home

Woburn Abbey is a beautifully maintained Stately Home. 22 rooms open to the public each one packed... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2016
Mordart
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London, 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” (135 reviews)
“tea room” (73 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (56 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 October 7, 2016

We visited with a Dutch friend. The price was reduced for over 60s (£14.50 each). The park was magnificent with many deer close to the driveway to the house. All the staff were well briefed and most helpful. It was a small house with a...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2016

Thank you for your comments and kind words about our team.

Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Woburn Abbey is a beautifully maintained Stately Home. 22 rooms open to the public each one packed with the artefacts that only the very rich would have or want probably. Helpful guides in every room. Interesting areas where they have left layers of old wallpaper...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2016

Thank you for your comments. It's great to see you enjoyed meeting our team and discovering our stories.

Reviewed October 2, 2016

We visited this place on Saturday afternoon after seeing this incredible stately home on Phil Spencer's programme recently. It was well worth the visit. We booked the tickets online the night before and although they aren't cheap, I felt it was worth the £16 per...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2016

Thank you for your lovely comments about your visit. We are indeed incredibly fortunate to have such a wealth of history, stories and treasures here and that they can be shared with our visitors, great to hear about your time with us, do come and...More

Reviewed September 26, 2016

My husband had a voucher for afternoon tea for two to be had here. It was a lively two mile drive through the deer park to get to the Abbey. Our vouchers included entry to the gardens. We had a 45 minute walk around the...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2016

Many thanks for your comments. Great to see you enjoyed your afternoon tea and were able to enjoy some of it again at home! We do offer different events with dining throughout the year, keep an eye on our events page on the website for...More

Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This trip was part of a hotel package with Woburn Hotel. The gardens are beautiful and it wasn't very busy so got to enjoy everything in peace which was lovely. We played Jenga under a tent which was excellent and fun. Lots to see and...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2016

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. We do ask that all larger bags are left with our team at reception as there are some parts of the route round the house that are quite narrow and could lead to damage of the...More

Reviewed September 25, 2016

I was given a Virgin vouchers for Abby visit and afternoon tea for two. Two mile deer drive to car park lovely. Gardens lovely. House fairly a typical of lots of stately homes but less interesting than most I've visited.Afternnoon tea disappointing. Sandwich bread dry....More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2016

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. I'm very sorry you didn't feel that your afternoon tea didn't meet your expectations. All the items sandwiches, cakes, scones etc are made fresh daily, by our own team. If something had been said to our...More

Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Hear by coach, had a great time the drive down to the house was excellent 2 miles of Deer park what a treat ! Then the house we had a guided tour and the guide was excellent full of knowledge and a good history lesson....More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2016

Thank you for letting us know about your visit. I will pass on your kind comments to the team.

Reviewed September 20, 2016

The initial drive through the deer park is impressive with large herds of various deer to spot and enjoy. The weather was wet so I only wandered around the gardens nearest the house, which were very pleasant. Charming to see that the children each have...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

Thank for your lovely comments. It's always a pleasure to find out more about how our visitors have enjoyed discovering the stories and treasures on display in the abbey, indulging in afternoon tea or just enjoying a stroll in the gardens. We do hope you...More

Reviewed September 18, 2016

I first came to Woburn Abbey in the 1970s, the first thing I noticed its a different way into the Abbey itself. The welcome from the lady on reception was lovely and welcoming as was each of the room stewards, all very knowledgeable about the...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2016

Thank you for getting in touch about your recent visit, and the one from a while back! It will be a pleasure to pass on your kind words about our team, great to see you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed September 17, 2016

Woburn Abbey and Gardens are set in a most picturesque setting. A stroll around the Abbey to view the massive collection of art work, pictures and silver collection is a real delight we were also lucky enough to view parts of the house which are...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2016

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. Lovely to see you enjoyed your day and discovered some of the fascinating stories in the abbey and the intriguing parts of the garden.

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ljack1
December 7, 2017|
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
The house is well worth a visit if you are the least bit interested in culture. There are about 30 Canaletto's , numerous other notable art works , helpful guides and a huge silver and gold vault If you are making a trip... More
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Arthur L
September 4, 2017|
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Response from Lisa H | Property representative |
Hello You can buy tickets at the entrance on arrival or you can purchase them online at least one hour in advance of your visit. Group visits (over 12 people) and afternoon tea must be pre-booked, this can be done by calling... More
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Sarah H
August 9, 2017|
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Response from Lisa H | Property representative |
Although we do not have a specific children's menu, If you discuss your requirements with the Duchess' Tea Room when making your booking (01525 292128) they will be more than happy to accommodate a specific request.
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