History is brought to life at Woburn Abbey, as horses hooves can be heard on the cobblestones of the courtyards once again. Take in breathtaking views across the grounds and throughout the gardens of Woburn Abbey from the comfort of your private carriage.
These types of carriages would have been a frequent sight around the grounds of the Abbey in the mid-1800s, the time of the 7th Duke and Duchess of Bedford. This was the time when Afternoon Tea is said to have been popularised by Duchess Anna Maria, and the 7th Duke and Duchess welcomed Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to the Abbey.
Tours depart from North Court, which is where the Estate's blacksmith was once housed.
Carriage tours are around 30 minutes and a groomsman will accompany you and give you additional information along the way. Your ride will take you through areas of the deer park and the gardens including parts that are usually not accessible to the public.
On board you will find lovely blankets to keep you warm should you need them.
The cost of the carriage tour is £250 for up to four adults and includes a glass of Buck's Fizz or soft drink on arrival. Tea/coffee and either morning pastries or cake, depending on the time of day and entrance to Woburn Abbey as well as the Gardens (an adult ticket is £17.50).
After your tour, the carriage will park briefly at the back of the Abbey in the East Court to give you the opportunity to have your picture taken in the carriage with the Abbey as a stunning backdrop.
Timed slots run throughout the day. There will plenty of opportunity to take in the beauty of the Woburn Abbey Gardens.
Places are very limited for this exclusive event and we advise you to book promptly to avoid disappointment.
Children need to be four years of age and over in order to take part in this event.
Carriage Tours are available on the following dates:
- Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April
- Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July
- Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July
- Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August
For more information and tickets, please visit: https://www.woburnabbey.co.uk
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