Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon

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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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  • The grounds at waddesdon manor were absolutely amazing, such immaculate gardens carefully looked after, the kids truly loved the aviary, it was such a beautiful place, by the the best NationalTrust pl...  more »
  • Greeted at the desk by the most friendliest of ladies, so nice Got on the beautiful well kept and clean buses This place is remarkably clean and well kept Beautiful grounds and play area Next time wil...  more »
  • We've visited Waddesdon Manor on several occasions, but not for a couple of years. We had my inlaws visiting and we wanted to take them as a treat. It's one of those National Trust properties that can...  more »
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  • Possibly one of the best manors in England. Very well looked after and so much to see/do. Good selection of food and snacks (and wine, of course). The best thing is this site is one of very few National Trust sites that have electric vehicle charging points in England (I believe we have less than 5 properties with this facility in England). For this reason alone, I will give 5 stars! :)
  • Beautiful house and amazing gardens. Really nice place to visit. Even better if you are a national trust member as its free entry. House visits are at home slots arranged when you get the tickets. House has a lot of nice stuff to look at. The walks are around 30 minutes each and you can do them with a buggie but it's mostly gravel.
  • A true National Trust treasure. This estate and manor is one of the best, created by one of the founding bank families of Europe. The beautiful grounds, gardens, playground and shuttle to the old stable (now cafe) are stunning. The house tour is great, (best to book early as gets really busy), amazing to see what can be done with infinite funding. Great day out for all the family. Will be going back soon.
  • Exceptional, friendly and helpful people greet you from door to door. Really made this place feel welcoming and brought history to life. Very knowledgeable and greatly appreciated their kindness. The manor is both breathtaking and interesting for all the family. Excellent facilities and we'll worth the entrance.
  • What a lovely manor house. Decor fantastic so many artefacts, if you love history.Got a real buzz just to think Queen Victoria stayed hear & they even installed a lift for her visit of which you can see on display in the power house, a separate building.Also sir Winston Churchill puffing his cigar on the balcony!. The grounds are lovely & well kept..a must visit for you historians out there.Happy days!
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