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Waddesdon Manor

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nr Aylesbury
HP18 0JH

Waddesdon manor was built between 1874 and 1889 in the style of a 16th-century French chateau for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to entertain his guests and display his vast collection of art treasures.

It houses an extraordinary assemblage of French 18th-century decorative arts to rank in importance with the Metropolitan Museum, New York and the Louvre in Paris. Outstanding paintings include portraits by Gainsborough and Reynolds and works by Dutch and Flemish masters of the 17th-century.

Waddesdon has one of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain and is renowned for its seasonal displays. A Rococo-style aviary houses a splendid collection of exotic birds and vintage Rothschild wines are found in the wine cellars.

This property is owned by The National Trust.

General Information:

  • Timed tickets

  • Programme of events

  • Wildlife walks and trails

  • Large print guide, audio guide

  • Sympathetic hearing scheme

  • Shops

  • Refreshments

  • Disabled visitors: designated parking, drop off point, manual wheelchairs, adapted WC, ground floor accessible, lift to other floors

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  • Directions

    By Bus: Arriva 16/7 from Aylesbury

    Station: Aylesbury 6ml; Haddenham & Thame Parkway 9ml

    By Road: Access via Waddesdon village, 6ml NW of Aylesbury on A41; M40 (westbound) exit 6 or 7 via Thame and Long Crendon or M40 (eastbound) exit 9 via Bicester.

    Waddesdon Manor Postcode for SatNav: HP18 0JH


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    +44 (0)1296 653 211 (infoline
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