Willington Dovecote and Stables

Outstanding 16th-century stone dovecote and stable building

Willington Dovecote and Stables

History

Pigeon Holes

Caroline Orlebar’s campaign to save Willington Dovecote 

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 

Willington Dovecot

Summer at Willington Dovecote 

Don't miss out on a rare chance to experience these stunning Tudor farm buildings and step back in time this summer.

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

What's on

Upcoming events

Saturday Guided tours

Sat 25 Aug 2018
14:00-16:00
Explore these amazing buildings with our expert tour guides

Women from Willington & Tudor storytelling August

Sun 26 Aug 2018
13:00-17:00
The story of the strong women who were key in the History of Willington Dovecote & Stable.

Women from Willington & Archaeology weekend results

Sun 30 Sep 2018
13:00-17:00
The story of the strong women who were key in the History of Willington Dovecote & Stable. We will also have the results of our Archaeology weekend in July on display.