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Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor


Waddesdon Manor was built (1874-89) by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to display his outstanding collection of art treasures and to entertain the fashionable world. It was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1957 and opened to the public two years later. The 45 rooms on view combine the highest quality French furniture and decorative arts from the 18th century with magnificent English portraits and Dutch Old Masters.

Waddesdon has one of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain, featuring a parterre, seasonal displays, shady walks and views, fountains, statuary and a woodland playground. At its heart lies the Aviary, stocked with species that were once part of Baron Ferdinand's collection,. The Wine Cellars, modelled on the private cellars at Château Lafite-Rothschild contain thousands of bottles of Rothschild wines dating back to 1868.

The Bachelors' Wing is part of the House that was used exclusively by Baron Ferdinand's male friends when visiting without their wives, and is noticeably different in style to the rest of the House.

Top quality food and wines are served thoroughout the day in the restaurants, and the shops offer a superb range of gifts and wines, many of which are unique to Waddesdon. Conveniently situated to London, Oxford, Bicester Village and Milton Keynes, Waddesdon offers a memorable day out for all the family.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Please see website for further details.



Booking Office

01296 653226


Nr. Aylesbury,
HP18 0JH

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Map reference: SP 733165  Lat: 51.84230 Long: -0.93742

20 minutes from Junction 7 (northbound) and 9 (southbound) of the M40, off A41 between Aylesbury and Bicester.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired