Photo: Nigel Betts

Waddesdon Manor is a fantasy French chateau nestled in the English countryside. Built in neo-Renaissance style by the Rothschild family, the house is full of history and hidden treasures. Admire the stunning architecture as you approach the manor, and feel like you are being transported back hundreds of years to Renaissance France. With 45 rooms on view, this is truly a place for you to explore and feel at home.

As you discover the house, don’t miss the spectacular silver dinner service or the 18th century English and Dutch portraits. Find the exploding chandelier in the Blue Dining Room and explore the wine cellars filled with a wonderful collection of Rothschild wines.

Make sure to take time to wander around the grounds, featuring rolling Buckinghamshire countryside and formal gardens. The Victorian garden is widely heralded as one of the best in Britain with its marvellous fountains, parterre, and sculpture.

Bring a picnic and dine on the grounds to immerse yourself in the ambience of Waddesdon and the Rothschild family. With a children’s play area, wildlife interpretation trail, and woodland playground, there is fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy the train ride to the contemporary art gallery in the former stables.

The whole family will appreciate a trip to Waddesdon’s working aviary. Restored to its former glory, the aviary is full of magnificent architectural details and colourful birds for you to get to know!

From festivals to concerts, stop by for a variety of events throughout the year.


Waddesdon, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH
Tel: 01296 653226
Times: See attraction for specific details.