England was blessed with beautiful sun today so Jonny and I ventured to Woburn to explore the village and Woburn Abbey and Gardens. Woburn Abbey is currently home to the Duke and Duchess of Bedford and has been home to the Earls and Dukes of Bedford since the 1620’s so there is over 400 years of history to discover! The Abbey itself isn’t open yet so we just paid for the Deer Park and Gardens but I would definitely return to see the individual rooms and 18th-century French and English furniture.
Areas of interest:
- The Deer Park – We entered the grounds and drove the two-mile route through the Deer Park to the Abbey and Gardens, spotting the deer as went.
- The Chinese Dairy – Designed by architect Henry Holland in 1787 for Francis, 5th Duke of Bedford
- The Rockery and Pavilion – The Chinese-style pavilion was the inspiration of landscape designer, Humphry Repton. He was commissioned by the 6th Duke to enhance the gardens and create an interest.
- Woburn Village – A pretty Georgian village with lots of history! I will hopefully be returning soon with a reservation at the Woburn Coffee House – their afternoon tea looks very special if you enjoy mini sandwiches and scones with jam and cream as much as I do!
What I wore:
New Look off the shoulder top, white ASOS jeans, brown New Look Sandals and Quay sunglasses.
Hope you had a bea-you-tiful weekend, x