Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

You'll feel like you've stepped inside a French ch√Ęteau surrounded by formal English gardens during your visit to Waddesdon Manor. As you stroll past classical statues and fountains in the formal outdoor gardens, listen to the chirping of colorful birds living in the historic aviary. Decorative pieces, gilded art, furniture, and masterpieces adorn the opulent interior of this Victorian manor. Pieces to look for include a writing desk commissioned for Marie Antoinette, the "Garden of Love" by Rubens, and "The Pink Boy" by Gainsborough. Prepare for crowds, especially during warm summer days and Christmas time. To save time, visit the website to purchase advance tickets. You can also download a free garden map to print or save to your smartphone. Children are welcome to play at the woodland playground and enjoy special children's activities. You can shop in the wine cellars and boutiques, and dine or have tea at one of the on-site restaurants. From January to March, the house is closed but the gardens are open on the weekends. For Waddesdon Manor and beyond, use our Aylesbury trip maker tool to get the most from your Aylesbury vacation.
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  • Visited the Christmas festival at Waddesdon Manor and came away spellbound. The house decoration is fantastic but the magic starts when it gets dark. The light show in the grounds are amazing.  more »
  • What fabulous day out, the rooms in the house set out for Christmas, lovely display. The markets stalls offering needed for Christmas. The light shows were spectacular, the stables walk was outstandin...  more »
  • I often take the dog up to Waddesdon - grounds are beautiful and the house itself is breathtaking - I have been many times as I am lucky enough to live locally and it never fails to impress. They have now allowed dogs around the house (not in specified areas) and it is lovely to have a stroll and a coffee and just sit. Staff are always friendly and seem proud to work there which is really refreshing. The playground for the children is on different levels and as there are a few places to sit and have a snack you can choose to sit near the play area or up at the house if you are kiddie free and want a bit of peace! When it is fine weather there are many grassy areas to sit, as well as ample benches around the grounds, and have a picnic, and the kids can run around happily - cant recommend highly enough!
  • Lovely house with lots of things to see. Make sure you checkout the elephant clock, the workmanship is unbelievable! The gardens are also exceptional. There is ample parking with dedicated spaces for disabled and mother and child. Once you have parked you can either hop on one of the free buses that will take you to the house. Or walk up to the house through the grounds. There are toilets and baby changing facilities at the carpark where you check in. As well as at the house and restaurant locations.
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