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Address: | off the A41 between Bicester and Aylesbury, Waddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 0JH, England
Phone Number:
+44 1296 820414
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Surrounded by views of Oxfordshire, the Chilterns Hills, the Vale of...

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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We were in the area and arrived too late to visit the house but visited the cellar, gardens and stables(ceramics exhibition) . Worth visiting for those alone. Very organised with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in the area and arrived too late to visit the house but visited the cellar, gardens and stables(ceramics exhibition) . Worth visiting for those alone. Very organised with excellent bus transfers to main house. Gardens have a small but impressive aviary and stables have changing exhibitions. Shop has probably the best wine collection I have ever seen, and... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was looking for a child friendly activity for half term and stumbled across Waddesdon Manor. Well organised event that has the kids running around the gardens for hours without any complaints. Can't wait to return when the House is open.

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aylesbury, bucks
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have enjoyed the grounds on several occasions and recently toured the house. The grounds provide a lot of space for walks through both formal and treed areas. The approach to the house is very impressive. This Rothschild chateau is vast. Always enjoy visiting the aviary and playing spot the birds. Spring is special with the Daffodil Valley. Some of the... More 

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st albans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a National Trust property. We walked from the hotel ( The Five Arrows) which is about 15 minutes at a slow amble. We then walked through the landscape on the longer route and returned to the hall. It was closed up until April but still worth the visit to see the Rothschild estate. Make sure you visit the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Waddesdon was the first NT place we visited, we fell in love with it, and it prompted us to become NT members, for £11pm we find this excellent value. The house & gardens are just beautiful, with lots to see & do for all ages. In every season it gives you new things to see. There are lots of events... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Waddesdon today for lunch and a walk. Really impressed that they had thought to put sheepskins and blankets on all the chairs in the courtyard for those eating there. Well done National Trust!

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Thame, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to Waddesdon Manor many times and had a very good day as always. The place is amazing and very well kept and has everything to keep you interested. The Manor is very well kept and is well worth the tour.

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Thank Peter P
WaddesdonManor, Marketing Officer at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Peter P. We're glad that you have visited many times and always have a good time. We hope to welcome you back on many other occasions. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a relative's wedding held in the Dairy. The venue was very good, but I don't think the chef quite understood you need to kill the meat before you cook it. I am not a fan of blood on my plate. Otherwise the food was a picture on a plate, which is not my taste. The staff were excellent... More 

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WaddesdonManor, Communications Coordinator at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review happyhoarder10. Great to learn that you liked the Dairy and that you found the staff very helpful. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely to be able to take our dog Ebony on a walk at Waddesdon. Hot drink and cake at the stables sitting on sheepskin and a blanket wrapped round. Wonderful. Please keep access open for dog walkers.

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WaddesdonManor, Marketing Officer at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for this positive feedback about being able to bring your dogs up to the Stables. It sounds like you had a fabulous and cosy visit this weekend. We are reviewing our policy regarding dogs in the hope we can extend this temporary trial and implement it on a permanent basis, however this is still in discussion. We hope... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly stunning - from the amazing grounds / entrance & the truly exceptional French Chateau inspired home (of the Rothschilds) to the astonishing gardens (best seen in bloom May-September). A truly memorable day out topped off with a fantastic restaurant.

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WaddesdonManor, Marketing Officer at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words CasGor. We are glad you enjoy so many of the aspects of Waddesdon from the breathtaking architecture to the manicured gardens. We hope you will visit us again soon. More 

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