Woburn is not only a residential village, but also a tourist attraction with many things for visitors to look out for, such as the Georgian architecture and specialist shops.
In 1724 a huge fire swept through Woburn, taking the fronts of buildings along Bedford Street, George Street and Leighton Street. At the time Woburn Abbey was being rebuilt so the Duke sent his architects to the village to restore the damaged buildings. Hence the beautiful early Georgian village centre we have today but most of the buildings are medieval behind the Georgian facades.
Take a trip to explore Woburn’s Georgian centre where you will find shops, restaurants, pubs and an antique centre. Then stop for a bite to eat at one of the many pubs or restaurants. You may also want to pop into the Woburn Heritage Centre local history museum. With its free admission this is a must for visitors. It is housed in Old St Mary’s Church and contains information about the history of Woburn.
During the summer months, take a dip in Woburn’s very own outdoor swimming pool – the largest outdoor pool in Bedfordshire and a cherished part of village life. There’s plenty of space for picnics and sunbathing on the pool’s large grassed area.