Waddesdon Manor - Grounds & House Tickets

Waddesdon Manor - Grounds & House Tickets

Waddesdon Manor House and Garden

Available to 30 October 2024

Book now from £25.50

Book your tickets for the iconic Waddesdon Manor House and Garden today

Enter a world of luxury, decadence, heritage and entrepreneurial royalty.

The French Renaissance-style château with its world-class collection and its beautiful gardens and grounds has something for everyone to enjoy.

Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885 to display his collection of arts and to entertain his friends.It is now open to the public and it welcomes thousands of visitors each year who come to appreciate the exceptional architecture, art collections and gardens.

The Manor is now managed by the Rothschild Foundation, a family charitable trust, on behalf of the National Trust, who took over ownership in 1957. It’s home to the Rothschild Collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.

What to expect at the incredible Waddesdon Manor:

  • Enjoy the French Renaissance château, inspired by those in the Loire valley, built by a Rothschild in the 19th century, and filled with royal treasures and many objects with an exceptional story to tell!
  • Explore the gardens at Waddesdon Manor, boasting sweeping lawns, colourful borders, and ornamental lakes that reflect the beauty of the surrounding landscape.
  • Marvel at the magnificent display of tiers of different coloured plants is planted with a new design twice a year, using around 110,000 plants!
  • Enter the wine cellars; atmospheric rooms that store a historical collection of more than 15,000 bottles, the largest collection of Rothschild wine in the world.

The fascinating places you can explore include:

  • The Manor House itself
  • Incredible Art collections
  • The Aviary 
  • Eythrope Garden
  • The Five Arrows

Booking is simple and easy, so buy your Waddesdon Manor House and Garden tickets today! 

Waddesdon,
Aylesbury HP18 0JH HP18 0JH
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How to find us

By bike:

Waddesdon Manor encourages car-free travel and cycling is a great way of doing this. 

If you wish, you may leave your bike in the sheltered rack next to the electric charging points and continue into the grounds via shuttle bus.

Alternatively, you may cycle up to the Manor along the main entrance road. Please dismount when you reach the closed main gate, and walk your bike through using the side pedestrian gate. Once through this gate you may continue cycling on the entrance road to the North Fountain.

You may wish to continue cycling to the Stables using the main entrance road where there is another sheltered bike rack in the parking area.

When you are ready to leave, you can cycle down the exit drive, taking a right at the bottom onto Green Lane, and then back to the car park/Greenway, or exit via Silk Street and onto the A41.

By train: 

The nearest train station is Aylesbury Vale Parkway. Regular trains run from London Marylebone to Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway.

Your onward journey from the train station can be made by taxi, bus or via the new Waddesdon Greenway, a safe cycle and walking route joining Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Waddesdon Manor.

By car:

From London (1-1.5 hours)
M40 Junction 7 towards Thame, via Long Crendon and Upper Winchendon

From Birmingham (1-1.5 hours)
M40 Junction 9 and take the A34 via Bicester, then follow A41 towards Aylesbury

From Oxford (30 mins)
A34 towards Bicester, then follow A41 towards Aylesbury

From Milton Keynes (45 mins)
A5 towards Dunstable, then A4146 via Leighton Buzzard to Aylesbury. Finally A41 towards Bicester

By bus: 

The local bus runs from Aylesbury to Marsh Gibbon via Waddesdon. Please note: this is an infrequent service and there are no buses on a Sunday. On arrival in Waddesdon village, walk through the main gates on Silk Street and you’ll be directed towards the Welcome Pavilion.

  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Access
  • Café and Restaurant

Well-behaved dogs on short leads are welcome in most outdoor areas and well-behaved dogs are allowed inside in the Stables Café and Stables Takeaway. Only assistance dogs are permitted to enter the Manor House. 

The visitor car park has over 1,000 spaces and is clearly signposted upon arrival. There are dedicated spaces for Blue Badge holders and accessible parking, available on a first come basis.

Yes. Most areas of the house are accessible, however, there’s limited access to the Prints and Drawings Rooms and Treasury via a chair lift. The historic lift, which services the first floor, is quite limited on space and not all scooters or wheelchairs can be accommodated.

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