Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years. As such, it is steeped in a vast amount of history. It is not just the antique furniture and art that is an attraction; many of the previous residents of Woburn have extremely interesting and colourful pasts.
Discover a historic encounter with Charles I, find out all about a Flying Duchess, be entranced by a tragic tale of love - and much more. In addition, find out about today's Duke, the 15th Duke, who, together with his family is making his own impact on the history of Woburn.
To preserve Woburn for future generations there is a constant need to repair and restore. Most of the work is paid for by the proceeds of their successful outdoor events. Three major external projects have been completed within the last 10 years; the restoration of Chambers Bridge, restoring the carved tympanum over the East Court and work on the south front of the Abbey.