Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

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You'll feel like you've stepped inside a French ch√Ęteau 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 Aylesbury trip maker tool to get the most from your Aylesbury vacation.
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  • The grounds at waddesdon manor were absolutely amazing, such immaculate gardens carefully looked after, the kids truly loved the aviary, it was such a beautiful place, by the the best NationalTrust pl...  more »
  • Greeted at the desk by the most friendliest of ladies, so nice Got on the beautiful well kept and clean buses This place is remarkably clean and well kept Beautiful grounds and play area Next time wil...  more »
  • We've visited Waddesdon Manor on several occasions, but not for a couple of years. We had my inlaws visiting and we wanted to take them as a treat. It's one of those National Trust properties that can...  more »
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  • A true National Trust treasure. This estate and manor is one of the best, created by one of the founding bank families of Europe. The beautiful grounds, gardens, playground and shuttle to the old stable (now cafe) are stunning. The house tour is great, (best to book early as gets really busy), amazing to see what can be done with infinite funding. Great day out for all the family. Will be going back soon.
  • A neo-renaissance palace, so a little bit too artificial for my taste. Every detail is a perfect work of art and there is a huge eclectic collection. Their restaurant has very good chefs with seasonal menu. There are more gardens with different style, and every year you can see special and very creative modern art installations. It was different every time when I visited there.
  • Beautiful place to visit. Wait until the weather is nicer if you planning to visit. Learn about history and travel back in time. Widnes your views of decorations and people 'skills and lifestyle. Amazing place to spend some time. Garden is beautiful. Go and visit this beautiful place. Great day out for children as well.
  • Love this place. It's a beautiful building with fantastic grounds and views. Lots of nooks and crannies for kids to explore with different hidden playgrounds for different ages. A very long tube slide is a winner for my two boys and the aviary absolutely fascinated my eldest aged nine. They now have a park and ride system too which means less clogging up the roads with cars. Wonderful day out for families.
  • Amazing place! Will definitely go back as there was so much to look at. Beautiful grounds and a fascinating house. I particularly liked the round room with the Sleeping Beauty pictures in. Bring plenty of cash as the shops are excellent too.

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