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Woburn Abbey and Gardens

| Milton Keynes, Woburn MK17 9WA, England
+44 1525 290333
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Woburn Garden Show

A relaxing and spaciously set out show. Garden shows can often be too busy and cramped. This was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mrbluesky2015
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Old Stratford, United Kingdom
Lovely gardens

Huge lovely gardens and great restaurant. We were at the garden show which was excellent. Adam... read more

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Kent, 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: The Woburn Abbey Garden Show, summer theatre, guided walks tours and study days.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“deer park” (136 reviews)
“tea room” (72 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (59 reviews)
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| Milton Keynes, Woburn MK17 9WA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

A relaxing and spaciously set out show. Garden shows can often be too busy and cramped. This was beautifully laid out and the talk by Adam Frost was very entertaining and informative.More

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Melanie O, Public Relations Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time this weekend. It is especially nice to hear you felt we achieved a good lay-out of the show. We are hoping to welcome you again at next year's...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Huge lovely gardens and great restaurant. We were at the garden show which was excellent. Adam Frost from Gardeners World presented great tips. Didn’t go into the building as weather was too nice.More

Thank medicalshirt
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Melanie O, Public Relations Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time this weekend. We will share your comments with Adam and the team here at Woburn. We are hoping to welcome you again at next year's Garden Show on...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

As organiser of a seniors group Woburn has to be the best place to visit. I took 39 seniors to Woburn for the garden show and a chance to visit the amazing Woburn Abbey and gardens. The organisation was first class and so helpful. Lisa...More

Thank RichAston
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Melanie O, Public Relations Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time this weekend. Our approach to groups is fairly unique as our award-winning Groups Coordinator, Lisa looks after the full process from taking the initial enquiry all the way...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We wanted to visit the house and on arrival were told we had to visit the flower show but could upgrade our tickets to include the house ,as it was past two o'clock we thought we would only have time for the flower show so...More

Thank hepe2017
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Melanie O, Public Relations Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are very sorry to hear you didn't have an enjoyable time at our Garden Show. We had a total of 98 exhibitors on both days including a range of RHS medal winning nurseries, offering a great choice of plants and exhibitors offering a choice...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The visit to Woburn Abbey and Gardens was higly interesting and very enjoyable. The Bedford family has kept and improved in depth their heirloom and the whole state's exploitation seems very professional. The rooms were well displayed with pictures, furniture and glasware and many collections...More

Thank 1234ChiquiF
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Lisa W, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and found the staff in the House to be helpful and knowledgeable. We do hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very poor.... plain cheese, plain ham, salmon with no cream cheese!! Extremely expensive for a poor show of sandwiches. They were also cold and straight from the fridge. Cakes were average but served on chipped plates. However, the gardens and deer park were...More

Thank shandnursekaren
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Lisa W, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to Woburn. Whilst it was good to hear that you as part of our Afternoon tea at Woburn that you enjoyed the gardens and deer park. it was disappointing to hear that on this occasion our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

RHS membership gives free access to gardens, where there is a nice “Tea Room” but serving much more as a stop over and nice gardens to walk round and enjoy. Long drive in much quicker out...More

Thank David R
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Lisa W, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, and for visiting the Gardens and Duchess' Tea Room. The drive in is through the 3000 acre Deer Park and is approximately two miles, here you will see many of the nine species of deer within the grounds of Woburn...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The deer park has 2 good public footpaths that are not restricted by the opening hours of the Abbey. I took the long 2hr walk through and around the park at 6:30am and did not see another person - bliss! I did manage to see...More

Thank Gareth B
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Lisa W, Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed an early morning walk through the Park and saw many of the magnificent deer within the grounds.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been some years since we had visited the abbey/mansion and the gardens and this visit exceeded expectations. The guides in the house were so knowledgeable and friendly, and we were lucky to catch an introductory talk from Tony about Humphrey Repton and the...More

Thank Julie A
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Melanie O, Public Relations Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your recent visit. We are delighted you enjoyed your day and found the staff to be knowledgeable and friendly, we will share your comments with the team. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to Woburn...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here with friends today, lovely grounds and gardens to explore, some lovely plants. There is clearly enough to occupy you for the day if you have the time. We stopped at the Tea shop for some refreshments, very nice venue plenty to tempt...More

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Melanie O, Public Relations Manager at Woburn Abbey and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the gardens and The Duchess' Tearoom. We hope that you will visit us again soon.

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Ron G
8 May 2018|
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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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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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