Waddesdon Manor

 

The grounds, gardens, Aviary, woodland playground and Roses from my Garden free exhibition are now open. The wine cellars and restaurant remain closed.

We are now offering a short, ground-floor route to give visitors a chance to see inside the Manor for the first time this year. Entry is free with pre-booked grounds tickets and will be on a first come basis between 11am-3.30pm. Visitors will be asked to queue outside and family/household groups of up to 6 will be invited in to maintain social distancing. We cannot guarantee admission as this is a trial for opening the house; your patience is appreciated.

Take away food is available from the Treaterie at the Stables, Woodland Café and Manor Courtyard Coffee Bar. The gift and wine shop, and toilets are open.

Please bring a face covering with you. Coverings must be worn on shuttle buses, in the house, gallery, toilets, shop and cafés.

Visiting safely

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We are capping visitor numbers and staggering arrival times to avoid congestion.

All visitors, including National Trust members and children of all ages should book tickets online in advance of their visit.

Visitors are reminded that the law now stipulates that you may only visit or interact in a group of up to six people (unless visiting in a household or support bubble which is larger than 6). Please do not make arrangements to meet others at Waddesdon which will exceed this new ‘Rule of 6’.

We are running shuttle buses with strict capacity limits. Bus tickets should be purchased in advance with grounds admission. Blue Badge holders and their carers, may book space on the bus for no additional charge.

We expect most visitors will continue to walk the wood chip path to reach the Manor, which takes about 20 minutes and has some steep sections.

A limited number of Premium Parking spaces at the top of the hill may be booked when booking tickets.

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2020 Christmas at Waddesdon

Christmas at Waddesdon

Christmas will be back with magical lights and the gardens aglow. Join us for festive fun with an outdoor extravaganza and Christmas Fair that will brighten the end of your year.

Book Christmas tickets

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Christmas Afternoon Tea

Enjoy Christmas afternoon tea served in the Manor Restaurant with savoury treats and delicious sweet fancies created by Craig, our talented head pâtissier.

Book Christmas tickets plus Afternoon Tea

Our online shop is open and delivering orders

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Rothschild Wines

An unrivalled range of Rothschild wines and special offers are now available in the Manor Shop and online for home delivery.

Browse our online wine shop >

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Local Produce

Fresh, local produce from our online shop for home delivery.

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A Day in the Life of Waddesdon

This short video shows us getting the house, gardens and aviary ready for visitors at the beginning of a typical day.

More films from Waddesdon on YouTube >

Discover Waddesdon’s art and history online >

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Explore the collection

As a family, the Rothschilds were the greatest collectors of the 19th century, seeking the highest quality of workmanship and with a keen sense of historical importance.

The Rothschild Collection>