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A hidden gem with unusual specialist shops, heritage galore and oddly enough...oysters.’

Although many follow the tourist trail to the famous Woburn Abbey, the village of Woburn is a hidden gem and well worth a visit.

Did you know that the village of Woburn has two churches? The “new” church, built in 1868, is the parish church; the old church is now a museum and tourist information point.

Did you know Woburn has a Flower Shop, a China Shop, a specialist Needlework shop, a tailors, a bridal shop, a hairdresser, a toy shop, two gift shops, an art gallery, two antique emporiums, an estate agent, a village store and post office, PLUS one tea shop, two hotels, four pubs and five restaurants? All in a beautiful Georgian setting. AND there is a large free car park.

Did you know Woburn has a famous Oyster Festival, though far from the sea?

Come and discover this small but unusual village!




The Woburn Heritage Centre museum and tourist information point is housed in the old chapel of St Mary’s, set back in the churchyard on Bedford Street.

After the chapel was declared redundant in 1981 a Trust was formed in Woburn village to restore the building and create an exhibition of local history.  The Centre is now an accredited museum and has a T.I.P. with information on Bedfordshire and surrounding counties, plus London.  It also includes a good selection of  local walk leaflets and books.

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