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Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor Off the A41 Between Bicester and | off the A41 between Bicester and Aylesbury, Waddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 0JH, England
+44 1296 820414
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Intresting

The place is remarkable and thanks to the support of the Rothschilds everything is top notch. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DomingoYork
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London, United Kingdom
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Amazing place

When we arrived the car park was full but we did not have to wait long to have our cards scanned... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tonyholland233
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Surrounded by views of Oxfordshire, the Chilterns Hills, the Vale of Aylesbury and just a train ride away from London, Waddesdon Manor, is an ideal place for relaxing with family and friends. Explore this French Renaissance-style chateau built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 to entertain the fashionable world and to house his collection of fine art. We are continuing the tradition today of entertainment and hospitality with events celebrating food and wine, and opportunities for you to explore our history, collections and gardens through changing exhibitions and special interest days. Historic aviary with zoological collection of endangered birds. Changing opening hours across the seasons - please check on website before you travel. Jan-Mar, Sat-Sun only 11am-4pm Apr-Oct, Wed-Sun 10am-5pm Nov-Dec, Wed-Sun 11am-6pm.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“shuttle bus” (130 reviews)
“car park” (415 reviews)
“wine cellar” (99 reviews)
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Waddesdon Manor Off the A41 Between Bicester and | off the A41 between Bicester and Aylesbury, Waddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 0JH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place is remarkable and thanks to the support of the Rothschilds everything is top notch. The house represents victorian bling at its best (or worse) where money was no object. The roof is so badly proportioned that it appears the has sunk a storey...More

Thank DomingoYork
Reviewed 2 days ago

When we arrived the car park was full but we did not have to wait long to have our cards scanned and the shuttle bus was waiting so we boarded and got off at the fountain stop and walk to the aviary which was lovely...More

2  Thank Tonyholland233
WaddesdonManor, Marketing at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for your review. Really pleased you had an enjoyable day out at Waddesdon and we hope you'll be back soon.

Reviewed 2 days ago

First time visit and was quietly impressed by the property and staff. Parking and ticketing is very easy and convenient with a modern ticketing buidling where we were efficiently served by a polite and cheery young man. We opted for the brisk walk to the...More

Thank bustle
WaddesdonManor, Marketing at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit to the house and gardens, and we hope you'll visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 days ago

I've always enjoyed occasional visits to Waddeson (every 2 or 3 years) and today's visit was a little disappointing as there appears to have been a conversion to more if a visitor experience. I understand that commercial realities make these sort if changes an inevitability...More

Thank JMAK1964
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of those places that you can visit many times and find something new every time. This time the main entrance room was open with it's photo printed carpet and the Batchelor wing was open, I won't spoil the experience for others with...More

Thank Derek B
WaddesdonManor, Marketing at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your review. We think it's lovely that you find something new every time you come back to Waddesdon. Pleased to hear you enjoy visiting, and we hope you'll be back again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is worth getting the audio guide and raking your time going around the house and buildings. Lots to see as it's primarily a collection of different items. Afternoon tea very good with attentive staff and filling items to enjoy. Dark chocolate brownie was to...More

Thank Rod K
WaddesdonManor, Marketing at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for the review. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon tea, and we hope you'll be back again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited today and enjoyed the experience. Gardens beautiful, even though they are busy stripping out summer beds and replanting for winter, they are going to be colourful when finished. Spent two and a half hours going around the house, there is...More

Thank _annplatts42
WaddesdonManor, Marketing at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your review. Glad that you enjoyed the house and gardens, and we hope you'll be back again when the beddings are in full bloom!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We reached the ticket desk and asked if they did pension rates, told no would we like to join, said no as we no longer reside in the U.K. Insistent that we purchase a years membership even though we said heading home in a week....More

1  Thank oneof2
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been here before but were unable to get in the house as we hadn't pre booked the entry ticket to the house. We however this time had booked entry tickets to the house in advance which is timed entrance and only have a...More

Thank Chris D
WaddesdonManor, Marketing at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for the good review. Pleased to hear that you had a nice visit to the house and gardens, and that you enjoyed learning about the history of Waddesdon. We hope you'll be back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

See how the rich and affluent Rothschild family lived and entertained in the last century or so. Fabulous collection of furniture, porcelain and art in an extraordinarily well preserved environment. Wonderfully maintained gardens. Warning: check website and phone for special events, closures. We really wanted...More

Thank Brad H
WaddesdonManor, Marketing at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your review. Nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the house and gardens. I'm sorry that you were unable to attend the wine cellar tour this visit, we do encourage checking the website before visiting and we try to make...More

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Ana-Maria P
10 October 2017|
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Response from Ahktar R | Reviewed this property |
By rail Regular trains run from London Marylebone to Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway. The nearest train station is Aylesbury Vale Parkway. A taxi or bus journey is required to get to the manor. To check train times... More
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josievass
29 July 2017|
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Response from digipicsuk | Reviewed this property |
The children who were there when we visited seemed to be enjoying it? It's not a fun park but the grounds are extensive and there are play areas.
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josievass
29 July 2017|
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Response from Roxanne C | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! There is lots for children to see and do. The National Trust have been trying to make places more CF for years. They have activity sheets and woodland play area as well as the Aviary which is lovely. Big parkland to... More
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