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Woburn Abbey and Gardens

1/2 Mile From the Village, Woburn, England
+44 1525 290333
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Most enjoyable visit

Greeted by most pleasant staff who pointed out the various interesting areas. gardens are super... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Elloughton39
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East Yorkshire
Community Group Visit

A group of mixed mobility. A very enjoyable day out. The gardens have yet to come into full... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John L
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Sandy, 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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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“deer park” (136 reviews)
“tea room” (72 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (59 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 3 days ago

Greeted by most pleasant staff who pointed out the various interesting areas. gardens are super will be even better later in the year, very extensive you could spend all day exploring. The Abbey was stunning, every room was a joy. helpful guides in the rooms,...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit. The variety of events and the seasonality of the gardens will mean there is always something new to enjoy on a future visit, we hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A group of mixed mobility. A very enjoyable day out. The gardens have yet to come into full blossom but they were still very pretty. Mobility scooters are on hire for less mobile visitors. The house contains some wonderful exhibits over three floors but not...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. Pleased to hear that you had a good day with us and thank you for your kind words about our team, it will be a pleasure to share with them.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a friend for a visit to the Abbey and gardens and also afternoon tea. When we arrived I was surprised at how dated the entrance area was, but this totally added to the charm of the visit. The house was beautiful, sadly because...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. Really great to hear you enjoyed your visit and meeting our team, we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on the Thursday before Easter which was only about a week into the season. It was lovely and quiet around the estate so we were able to enjoy a slow drive through the deer park and saw huge numbers of different species of...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. It is great to hear you enjoyed your visit to us, thank you for your kind words about the team too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can spend all day exploring the large gardens at Woburn Abbey. Several features have been restored in the last few years and visitors who had have not been for some time will be delighted with the improvements. I visited with my mother - who...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. Our gardening team will be pleased to hear you have enjoyed your visit, indeed we offer a number of tours, walks and events throughout the year looking at the various aspects of the gardens and gardening,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started the day with drive through the grounds, it's 2 miles from the ticket office to the house. I have never seen so many deer in one place. There are 9 species and we saw hundreds of individuals. We then did a 2.5 hour...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. Great to see you enjoyed your visit and spent a lovely day with us.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

A treat for my Mum. Tea was good but only 1 pot each no refills, scones were good, a spoon for the cream and jam would have been nice, good selection of bite sized cakes but would have preferred more sandwiches. Good value for the...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. I'm sorry that you felt you were not able to speak with our team on the day of your visit, who would have been happy to address the requirements you mention.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

My friend & I enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea here. The service was excellent & the cakes plentiful! There were also scones & sandwiches. I personally would have preferred more sandwiches & fewer cakes but that is just me!

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for getting in touch with your comments. Lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We will always try and accommodate requests on the day if you ask our team.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is for the gardens rather than the house, it is such a beautiful place to walk around with lots of little paths to discover and so wonderful to see the deer so close up!

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for comments. Great to see you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

This review is actually for a place in the Woburn grounds called the SCULPTURE GALLERY, IF anyone is seeking a wedding venue this is the ideal place, it is very secluded ,large car park, massive hall, tables can be arranged and decorated to your needs,...More

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Lisa H, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you for your comments. The Sculpture gallery is our wedding and function venue and we can host up to 248 for a seated meal. The setting has its own private gardens as well as use of the 28 acres of garden for photographs we...More

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Saraki
2 February 2018|
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Response from Claude t | Reviewed this property |
Guide dogs have limited access around the grounds and building but should also be better with another accompanying adult.Dogs with any other persons must must strictly stay on leads and not allowed to run free in open... More
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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
5 September 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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