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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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Waddesdon Manor Reviews
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 »
Magnificent grounds and friendly staff. They have a number of events through the year, with lots of locally sourced great food available. Or an outdoor cinema in the summer!
The grounds and a fair in front of the house were good. The tickets are overpriced for what it is. It was boiling hot outside +30 C and I wasn't allowed a small bottle of drinking water inside the mansion. When I challenged the request of no water inside with staff at the entarnce, I've been told there are water fountains inside the house if necessary. That was a lie just to fob me off. I asked two different members of staff inside the house for some drinking water and I was told no water was available. That was disappointing. Other than staff telling lies at the entrance the rest of staff was friendly though a bit ignorant about the mansion and the contents.
Excellent historic house and grounds. Well worth s visit and equally good for adults with families as well catered and grounds very extensive and with a large children's play area and even an Avery.
This is a nice place for the family. It can be a little pricey but if you're a National Trust member, this slashed the cost. Lovely place for a day out and Christmas is always beautiful. Amazing lights and activities for the kids. The staff are all very friendly and I think you'll enjoy it. There's lots of history here and worth a visit.
Re visit on 24/03/17 A pleasant day; lovely estate; good food; lovely staff in reception; the restaurant and coffee bar etc. Helpful volunteers. Spoilt slightly by the rather heavy handed way in which we where told to exit the house via the shop when clearly we could have simply gone out the way we came in if we so wished. A polite suggestion with directions to the shop if the visitor is interested would I suggest be more appropriate. The rather obvious promotion of commercial interests is not what I expect at a property owned by the NT. Just a little tacky.
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