Woburn, Bedfordshire

Woburn, Bedfordshire

Infobox UK place
country = England
latitude = 51.98826
longitude = -0.61942
official_name = Woburn
population =
shire_district = Mid Bedfordshire
shire_county = Bedfordshire
region = East of England
constituency_westminster = Mid Bedfordshire
post_town =
postcode_district =
postcode_area =
dial_code =
os_grid_reference = SP949331

static_image_caption = St. Mary's parish church in Woburn

Woburn is a small town and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England. It is situated about five miles south east of the centre of Milton Keynes, and about three miles south of junction 13 of the M1 motorway.

It is best known as the location of Woburn Abbey (a stately home) and Woburn Safari Park. It also has a heated outdoor pool open in the summer months and a popular Oyster Festival on the first weekend of September every year attracting thousands of visitors. August sees the Tiger Moth Rally Weekend at the Abbey. Woburn Abbey has played host to many outdoor live music concerts including Dire Straits, Elton John and Neil Diamond. In July 2007 the Abbey hosted the three day Woburn Live concert featuring Classic FM Live, Van Morrison and Ronnie Scott's Big Band on three consecutive evenings.

External links

* [http://www.woburnvillage.co.uk/ Guide to shops and services]
* [http://committees.midbeds.gov.uk/mgParishCouncilDetails.asp?ID=333 Contact details for parish council]
* [http://www.bedfordshire.gov.uk/CommunityAndLiving/ArchivesAndRecordOffice/CommunityArchives/Woburn/WoburnIndexOfPages.aspx Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service: Woburn pages]

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