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“Right on our doorstep in Bucks”
Review of Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Waddesdon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Buckinghamshire
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72 reviews
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“Right on our doorstep in Bucks”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

A lovely place to visit at all times, especially as it is local for us. The gardens are superb, and in the summer it is a lovely place to picnic.

Visited September 2013
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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“A wonderful location”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The house was amazing, well worth the tour around. The grounds offer a beautiful backdrop, The avery houses some beautiful birds if you can spot them...

Visited October 2013
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“Waddesdon Manor”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

You will be hard pushed to find another place so impressive Rothchild mansion beautifully restored with amazing treasures .Do try to go around Christmas time when the house is so wonderfully decorated .
Plenty of places to eat and extensive grounds for sitting out in nice weather definitely not somewhere to be missed

Visited October 2013
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“ok-ish”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

not the best National Trust property as it is very spread out - lovely - but with little sign posting once you are out of the centre so very easy not to find what you want.
Car parking is a nightmare - be prepared for some VERY steep hills to even get to the centre

Visited September 2013
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WaddesdonManor, General Manager at Waddesdon Manor, responded to this review, January 10, 2017
Dear cjwatts29,

Thank you for your recent review. Since your last visit, we have opened the first phase of our visitor car park, with a “park and ride” courtesy shuttle bus service, so walking up hills to reach the Manor is now a thing of the past. We will also be reviewing our signposting for next season, to ensure that all visitors have the opportunity to visit as much of the Waddesdon buildings and gardens during their visit as possible.

Thank you for your feedback.
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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“You will not regret visiting”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Plenty for everyone to do and see. Children love the play areas, the flowers are superb and some very interesting walks.
The Manor is stunning and even if there is a wait for entry, don't miss it.
Finish off with a visit to the plant centre. Great atmospher, lovely cafe with home made cakes.

Visited November 2013
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