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Waddesdon Manor


Type:Historic House / Palace

Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH

Tel: 01296 820414

Waddesdon Manor copyright Kirsty Johnson


A National Trust property owned by the Rothschilds, this Renaissance-style chateau houses one of the finest collections of French 18th Century decorative arts in the world. The Victorian garden is considered one of the finest in Britain with a parterre, aviary, woodland playground, seasonal displays, fountains and a statuary. With wine and gift shops, restaurants and a plant centre, Waddesdon is a memorable day out for everyone. A full programme of events is organised throughout the year, including family events.

Little known facts:
1. At the bottom of the entry drive there was once a 9-hole golf course.
2. Waddesdon Manor had its own railways station, an extension of the Metropolitan line.
3. The west wing was added in 1889, the same year electricity was put in.

For the latest information on prices and opening times please visit the National Trust website

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (Grounds)£11.00 per ticket
Adult (House & Grounds)£21.00 per ticket
Child (House & Grounds)£11.50 per ticket
Children (Grounds)£5.50 per ticket
Family - up to 2 adults + 3 children (Grounds)£27.50 per ticket
Family - up to 2 adults + 3 children (House & Grounds)£53.50 per ticket

Prices include a voluntary Gift Aid donation. For standard admission prices, Christmas and special event admission prices please see the Waddesdon Manor website.



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing loop in powerhouse
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Large print welcome leaflet, audio guide.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Fully licensed restaurant. The summerhouse offers an outdoor alternative to the restaurant at weekends and on busy days. Assisted service restaurant in the stables.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Toilets

Languages spoken

  • Flemish spoken
  • French spoken
  • German spoken
  • Italian spoken
  • Swedish spoken

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 15
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M40/A41. A41 Bicester to Aylesbury. M40 Oxford jct 9 at Bicester jct  7 or 8 via Thame.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Aylesbury. Take A41 out of Aylesbury to Waddesdon.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2016/17 – Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2016/17 – Gold 2016
  • Visit England Awards -VisitEngland Visitor Attraction - Gold 2017 VisitEngland Visitor Attraction - Gold 2017 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2018/19 – Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2018/19 – Gold 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

2019 (27 Mar 2019 - 27 Oct 2019)
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* For opening times please see the Waddesdon Manor website.

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