Willington Dovecote and Stables

Willington dovecote in the sunshine

Outstanding 16th-century stone dovecote and stable building

Willington Dovecote and Stables


Inside the roof of Willington Dovecote

The pigeons of Willington Dovecote 

In Tudor England only the very important and wealthy had dovecotes. Discover the role pigeons played in this historic manorial complex which features one of the most impressive remaining dovecotes in the country.

Tudor stables at Willington

Caroline Orlebar’s campaign to save Willington Dovecote and Stables 

Find out how Willington Dovecote came to be a National Trust property and the role Caroline Orlebar played in its acquisition.

Willington Dovecote and Stables

Things to see and do 

Map route for Willington willows and woodland walk map

Willington Woodland and Willows walk, near Bedford, Bedfordshire 

Explore the Bedford River Valley Park on this walk that takes a meandering riverside route beside the Great Ouse passing two lakes and taking the route of an old railway line along the way.

Willington Dovecote and Stables

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