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Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor Off the A41 Between Bicester and | off the A41 between Bicester and Aylesbury, Waddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 0JH, England
+44 1296 820414
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A visit here brightened up a rather dull day

We planned a weekend stay in the area in order to visit Waddesdon Manor and we were not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mawther
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Framlingham, United Kingdom
Opulence may be choice word, but to see it is a must.

Lots to see and take in beautiful gardens to start then with the house sorry, Manor not bad for a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barrysm626
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Surrounded by views of Oxfordshire, the Chilterns Hills, the Vale of Aylesbury and just a train ride away from London, Waddesdon Manor, is an ideal place for relaxing with family and friends. Explore this French Renaissance-style chateau built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 to entertain the fashionable world and to house his collection of fine art. We are continuing the tradition today of entertainment and hospitality with events celebrating food and wine, and opportunities for you to explore our history, collections and gardens through changing exhibitions and special interest days. Historic aviary with zoological collection of endangered birds. Changing opening hours across the seasons - please check on website before you travel. Jan-Mar, Sat-Sun only 11am-4pm Apr-Oct, Wed-Sun 10am-5pm Nov-Dec, Wed-Sun 11am-6pm.
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“car park” (404 reviews)
“wine cellar” (96 reviews)
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Waddesdon Manor Off the A41 Between Bicester and | off the A41 between Bicester and Aylesbury, Waddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 0JH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We planned a weekend stay in the area in order to visit Waddesdon Manor and we were not disappointed. A wonderful house with a great deal to see and appreciate. Knowledgeable stewards throughout answered questions and gave interesting comment. The first time we have used...More

1  Thank Mawther
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots to see and take in beautiful gardens to start then with the house sorry, Manor not bad for a weekend pad to entertain, I honestly think 2 or 3 visits and you'd still be learning about the place, well worth the visit. National trust...More

Thank Barrysm626
Reviewed 4 days ago

Driving in is quite a surprise as you follow the road round to a large car park where you are admitted and taken to a drop off point close (North Fountain) to the house and gardens, you could walk if you have the time and...More

Thank schanley54
WaddesdonManor, Marketing Intern at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for the good review, really pleased to hear you had an enjoyable visit to the house and our exhibition. We hope you'll be back to visit us again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited here for the first time WOW. A very impressive house, beautifully presented with so much to look at one visit is certainly not enough. The formal gardens are lovely well laid out and statues giving good view points. We didn't go on the...More

Thank MarieBurnies
WaddesdonManor, Marketing Intern at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for the good review. Really glad to hear that you had a good day out at Waddesdon, despite the rain! We hope you'll be back again soon on a sunnier day to explore the gardens a bit more.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything about this NT venue is pitch perfect: the setting in the park, the immaculately tendered gardens, the incredible richness of the house and the wealth of treasures inside. There is also plenty for children to enjoy. The parking and the bus shuttle to the...More

Thank John D
WaddesdonManor, Marketing Intern at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for the good review, John. Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and we hope you'll be back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally got to Waddesdon after years of discussing visiting and it was well worth the wait and anticipation. This is probably the National Trust property that sets the level for all others to aspire to. With Rothschild money behind it the house drips with opulence;...More

1  Thank DavidVictor01
WaddesdonManor, Marketing Intern at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for the good review. Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Waddesdon, and we hope you'll be back to visit us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful mansion with a very nice Park and garden. Inside the decoration is a mix with French and British styles. The Staff is very friendly and helpful. At Christmas it is beautiful ! With approximately 1 tree per room ! And they have their own...More

Thank miss-helene28
WaddesdonManor, Marketing Intern at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for the good review, pleased that you had a good day out at Waddesdon and glad to hear that you enjoy visiting us at Christmas. We're really looking forward to our Christmas events this year, what with a new light and sound show...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

French style chateau in Mid Bucks. An absolute gem of a house and collection. the gardens are beautiful and a great walk. Overall a wonderful day.

Thank DouglasBaxter51
WaddesdonManor, Marketing Intern at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks very much for the good review, really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope you'll be back again soon, perhaps for the Christmas events which are sure to be excellent!

Reviewed 1 week ago

With my wife and another friend returned to Waddesdon Manor and this time went round the house. Not too busy, all the stewards were very friendly and helpful and from memory further rooms were open. Also there are now more explanatory leaflets in addition to...More

Thank Arthur C
WaddesdonManor, Marketing Intern at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for the good review, glad to hear that you enjoyed your return visit to Waddesdon and that you had a pleasant visit round the house. We hope you'll be back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always wanted to visit this amazing house and gardens. We used our National Trust membership to gain free entrance to the house. Stunning wealth and splendour in abundance, the decor and fittings are simply amazing. The Wine Celler and Cutlery collection are outstanding. Bookings...More

Thank pdcs4
WaddesdonManor, Marketing Intern at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the good review, pleased to hear that you enjoyed your long-awaited visit to Waddesdon! We hope you'll be back to visit us again soon.

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josievass
29 July 2017|
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Response from digipicsuk | Reviewed this property |
The children who were there when we visited seemed to be enjoying it? It's not a fun park but the grounds are extensive and there are play areas.
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josievass
29 July 2017|
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Response from Roxanne C | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! There is lots for children to see and do. The National Trust have been trying to make places more CF for years. They have activity sheets and woodland play area as well as the Aviary which is lovely. Big parkland to... More
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Jeff W
3 July 2017|
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Response from Christina O | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It would probably be best to go onto the Manor's website, or give them a call. Good luck and enjoy your visit. Regards Christina.
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