- Woburn Abbey
a stately home near the town of Bedford in southern England. It was built in the 18th century on land where an abbey had once been. It is open to the public, who come to see the many works of art in the house, and the deer and birds in the attractive gardens.
* * *Bedfordshire, Eng., seat of the dukes of Bedford, with a house that was rebuilt from a medieval Cistercian abbey by Henry Flitcroft (in 1747–61) and Henry Holland (in 1787–88). Its approximately 3,000-acre (1,000-hectare) park is the home of a magnificent collection of rare animals and birds.The 13th Duke of Bedford, succeeding to the title and to severe death duties (inheritance taxes) in 1953, determined to realize to the full the potential earning power of a “stately home” and opened it as a paying tourist attraction. He was a resourceful publicist, and by the end of the 1950s Woburn Abbey was a name well known to the British public; by the 1960s it was almost as well known abroad.
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