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Woburn Abbey and Gardens

Closes in 11 min: 10:00 - 17:00
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Nice gardens

We visited the gardens in mid-September and although some of the plants/shrubs had clearly suffered... read more

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w0tcha
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Ampthill, United Kingdom
One of England's best stately homes with gardens designed by Humphrey Repton, who died 200 years ago.

The house is beautifully furnished and full of treasures - paintings, sculpture, furniture... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mariannevictoria2014
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Leamington Spa, England, 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...more
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the gardens in mid-September and although some of the plants/shrubs had clearly suffered from the effects of the Summer heatwave, overall the gardens still looked good. The two mile drive from the entrance to the carpark is interesting in itself, with all the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The house is beautifully furnished and full of treasures - paintings, sculpture, furniture, ceramics . The loss of two wings in the 9140s (due to dry rot) deprived the family of 100 rooms and it is still very large. The Russell family have been important...More

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AdamS9810, Guest Relations Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank you for the feedback and for spending your day exploring the deer park, gardens, house and all it's treasures. We do hope you can visit us again in the near future.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Obviously one of the great country houses of Britain but very poor value for what u get to do. A self satisfied and self-centered place. If u disagree u ain't getting out enough. The safari park was great 20 years ago but I've been to...More

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AdamS9810, Guest Relations Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that your visit did not meet with your expectations. I will en devour to provide some reasoning and explanation, however first I'd like to portray what most guests feel is special about Woburn The 2 mile...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not being able to walk.very.well.I.had thought this place would be set up for anyone disabled .Wrong no effort whatsover .We still want to visit places. The gardens were a dissapointment,.We realize not a lot of colour is left in a garden at this time of...More

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AdamS9810, Guest Relations Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and we are sorry that your visit didn't meet your expectations. However, at Woburn Abbey and Gardens we do have a number of wheelchairs and mobility scooters for hire. If our visitor service greeters can...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited yesterday with a voucher for entrance into the Abbey and gardens and an afternoon tea. We had the most lovely day. The weather was glorious which always helps. We took a long stroll around the gardens which were absolutely beautiful....More

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AdamS9810, Guest Relations Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review and we will be sure to pass it around our teams. We hope to see you at Woburn again in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

You need most of the day to enjoy all that is on offer here. The house is splendid with so many interesting and wonderful things to look at. The staff are friendly and helpful. We enjoyed hearing a short talk on Humphrey Repton (thank you,...More

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AdamS9810, Guest Relations Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review and we're pleased that you enjoyed your day at Woburn Abbey and Gardens. We are reviewing our on-site signage currently, with the aim replacing old signs and adding some signage to new locations too. In reference to the Gardens, we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this on a Sunday morning on 12 August 2018. It is easily accessible as off the M1. As we entered the main gate to buy our tickets, we were attended to by Jean, who gave us a very pleasant welcome. We then had...More

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MelanieO949, Public Relations Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear you received a lovely welcome and had a great time visiting Woburn Abbey and Gardens. I would like to take this opportunity to respond to your comments about The Duchess Tearoom. It’s unfortunate that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful day out. From the stags wallowing in the river to the stunning house in its ancient parkland , the day was one of views and vistas. Add friendly helpful staff, an interesting exhibition on Humphrey Repton and a good restaurant/cafe and you have the...More

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Lisa W, Groups Coordinator at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your day and do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No elephants,safaris or Swan Lake. The safari park is some distance away. The front is rather subdued, no carriage entrance with portico and sweeping stairs, this was the back of the house until 1949 when a large part was demolished due to lack of maintenance...More

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MelanieO949, Public Relations Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review and kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and really pleased to hear that you will return again soon, we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to plenty of English stately homes but this one is my favourite by far! It’s not without flaws, namely how expensive the tickets are and that you aren’t allowed to take pictures inside, but the many beautifully furnished rooms, knowledgeable guides in every...More

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Adam S, Guest Relations Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you kindly for a five star review (You had us at 'favourite'!) We aim to be competitively priced and we do regular research to ensure this, however we will be checking again before our 2019 season reopens on April 5th. We hope we have...More

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Ron G
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Response from Elloughton39 | Reviewed this property |
About £30 with an age concession
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Ron G
8 May 2018|
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Response from Simon H | Reviewed this property |
£8 per adult for just the gardens at the moment.
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Saraki
1 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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