Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

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You'll feel like you've stepped inside a French château surrounded by formal English gardens during your visit to Waddesdon Manor. As you stroll past classical statues and fountains in the formal outdoor gardens, listen to the chirping of colorful birds living in the historic aviary. Decorative pieces, gilded art, furniture, and masterpieces adorn the opulent interior of this Victorian manor. Pieces to look for include a writing desk commissioned for Marie Antoinette, the "Garden of Love" by Rubens, and "The Pink Boy" by Gainsborough. Prepare for crowds, especially during warm summer days and Christmas time. To save time, visit the website to purchase advance tickets. You can also download a free garden map to print or save to your smartphone. Children are welcome to play at the woodland playground and enjoy special children's activities. You can shop in the wine cellars and boutiques, and dine or have tea at one of the on-site restaurants. From January to March, the house is closed but the gardens are open on the weekends. For Waddesdon Manor and beyond, use our Waddesdon trip maker tool to get the most from your Waddesdon vacation.
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  • Its been a while since our last visit - at least time we weren't being conned out of a non refundable booking fee! Following a lovely meet n greet at the pavillion we decided to walk the park. Arrivin...  more »
  • This house is well worth visiting, housing the Rothschild collection which is truly spectacular. The gardens are good too, and a lovely place for long walks. My only criticism is the lack of seating i...  more »
  • Very large country pile that had lots grounds to explore with lots of statues and other picturesque objects / gardens to wander round The house itself is large and impressive with an extensive art col...  more »
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  • My extended family visited Waddesdon Manor to partake in a birthday celebration afternoon tea. The food we were presented with was excellent; beautifully presented and so tasty and filling. I especially enjoyed the tea as I was given gluten free food which I have no doubt was as delicious as my family enjoyed. The children were well catered for too. The house and grounds are truly amazing. The design of the house is stunning and the furnishings are sumptuous. Their valuation in today's prices must be in the multi-millions. I couldn't help but try to imagine what it would have been like to have stayed in the house in its hey day. There are all sorts of things to do for the family to enjoy. The flower displays in the gardens are computer designed and carefully planted to create a perfect vista. There are a number of different wines on sale and most are not too expensive. It would take a long time to review everything that Waddesdon has to offer. I thoroughly recommend this place. My photographs were taken in May 2017 on an earlier visit.
  • A wonderful collection of Paintings & Porcelain in this wonderful House. Garden & grounds open to the public. Parking some distance from House. A courtesy transport service with most welcoming drivers will whisk you comfortably to the property. Several food options are available. National Trust operated. Helpful guides happily welcome visitors and respond to any questions arising.
  • As we're National Trust we got in free. Though if you're not it's costs £20 for house and gardens. A shuttle bus takes you up to the house n gardens. We had a lovely day, sun shining through the tree's. Saw an aviary n the rose garden. Lots of statues n water fountains through out garden. You have to have a timed ticket for house, though I've never been to one were the rooms are so well lit. Massive chandeliers hang from high ceilings. Lots of things to look at. Lots of clocks n paintings. Outside near stables/restaurant is a huge play area for below aged 9. Enjoyed day!! Brilliant.
  • Great experience. Beautiful estate with a great history. Probably more suitable for young children rather than toddlers. Particularly, the playground was a bit challenging to manoeuvre our baby pram. Plenty of parking spaces. But I suggest you arrive early to avoid having your car parked right at the far end. The walk around the estate was a bit short. Focus was mainly on the manor and the wine cellar. Overall, it was a very pleasant day out for our family.
  • Beautiful building extremely well maintained and part of the National Trust group. Good to see how the other half lived, and perhaps still do! Beautifully well maintained lawns and Gardens as you would perhaps expect from a Rothschild property. To think that this was a weekend Retreat is quite amazing. Plenty to see and do especially on a good day. Not only the house but also is sellers the stables the gardens the powerhouse etc. Food was a little disappointing and I considered it a bit pricey in excess of £5.00 for a bowl of soup and bread.

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