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 facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for groups
- Gift shop
- National Trust Property
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Public toilets
- Welcome Host
- Wheelchairs available
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed
- Facilities for hearing impaired