Waddesdon Manor - National Trust

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Nr Aylesbury
HP18 0JH

  • Information Line: 01296 820414

Waddesdon Manor is a magnificent French Renaissance-style château housing the Rothschild Collection of art treasures. The garden is renowned for its seasonal displays, colourful shrubs and mature trees. There is an ornate Rococo-style Aviary housing rare and exotic birds, a superb cellar of wines, licensed restaurants, gift and wine shops. Events are organised throughout the year, including Christmas period.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Grounds reopen on Sat 1 Feb 2020. House is closed for conservation and cleaning until Sat 28 Mar 2020. Grounds: Winter 1 Feb - 22 Mar 2020 Grounds 10am-4pm, Wed-Sun Feb half-term: Sat 15-Sun 23 Feb (inc Mon 17 & Tue 18) Gardens, Woodland Playground, Aviary, Wine Cellars, Stables Café, Treaterie & Manor Shop. Last return bus to the car park is 4.30pm. Grounds ticket valid 10am-4pm on the day of your visit. Available in advance or on the day. The grounds open on the following additional days: 10am-4pm: Mon 17 & Tue 18 Feb and 10am-5pm: Mon 6, Tue 7, Fri 10, Mon 13 Apr & Fri 8 May House: 28 Mar - 1 Nov 2020 House 12pm-4pm, Wed-Fri (inc Good Friday 10 Apr) 11am-4pm, Sat & Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays 12pm-4pm, Bank Holiday Friday 8 May To see the house fully last recommended time 2.30pm. Last entry to the house 3.10pm. (From 3.10pm onwards you may notice our House Stewards start the process of closing the house for the day) House ticket valid for chosen time slot. Available in advance or on the day. The house opens on the following additional days: 12pm-4pm: Mon 6, Tue 7, Fri 10 Apr & Fri 8 May and 11am-4pm: Mon 13 Apr, Mon 25 May & Mon 31 Aug


Grounds including Aviary, Woodland Playground, Wine Cellars, the Stables, Coach House gallery exhibition, shops & restaurants Grounds £11 Adult, £5.50 Child, £27.50 Family (up to 2 adults + 3 children) National Trust members: Free Under 5: Free Accompanying carers: Free If you only wish to visit the Grounds, tickets can be purchased on arrival from the Welcome Pavilion in the car park or online in advance. House and grounds £21 Adult £11.50 Child aged 5-16 years £53.50 Family (up to 2 Adults and 3 Children aged 5-16 years) Free National Trust members (presenting a valid card) Accompanying carers: Free advance booking for timed House entry recommended


  • National Trust
  • National Art Pass

Travel directions:

By train: The nearest train stations are Aylesbury or Aylesbury Vale Parkway. Trains run to and from Marylebone station. There is a free bus service to and from Aylesbury Vale Parkway station, for the main season from March to October. By road: For sat nav please use postcode HP18 0JH, the entrance to Waddesdon Manor is via Silk Street.

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Refreshments
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Braille information and/or interpretation
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Foreign language audio guide available
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General audio-guide available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Information point provided
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Commercial filming service
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Touch exhibits
  • Online shop
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Primary school education service available
  • Early years education service available

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