Please note, Waddesdon will be completely closed 29 June–5 July with the exception of the ticketed live music events. From 6-8 July the property reopens but there will be potential disruption to the Manor.

The live music events from 2-5 July are organised by Senbla. The grounds of Waddesdon have been hired as a venue only, and our staff are not involved in the organisation of these concerts. For any enquiries relating to these concerts, please contact Senbla here or email

South front of Waddesdon Manor

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We pride ourselves at Waddesdon on making sure your visit is the best it can be. Here are some of the awards we've won for the house, gardens, shops and Five Arrows Hotel.

2019 Awards

Group Leisure & Travel Awards

Winner, Best Christmas Experience 2019

The Group Leisure & Travel Awards recognise the best providers, attractions and destinations for groups, as voted for by readers of Group Leisure & Travel magazine.

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2018 Awards


Beautiful South Tourism Awards

Gold Award, International Inbound Visitor Experience of the Year

Held by Tourism South East. Recognising tourist destinations going the extra mile promoting and delivering an outstanding experience for visitors overseas.

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The Wedding Industry Awards 2018

Highly commended, South Central regional awards

TWIA is the only regional and national client voted awards in the wedding industry. It was set up to recognise excellent wedding suppliers and to help anyone organising a wedding find the best suppliers.

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Best Loved Hotels Awards

Winner, The Boutique Award (Best Small Hotel)

Set up in 1993 Best Loved Hotels is a dynamic online travel tool which allows customers to research, select and book hotel stays in the UK and Ireland at the click of a button.

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Beautiful South Awards

Winner Bronze, Café/Tearoom of the Year 2017-2018: Manor Restaurant

Awards are run by Tourism South East to recognise and celebrate excellence in the industry.

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2017 Awards


VisitEngland Gold Award 2017

Gold Accolade

Waddesdon Manor was awarded a VisitEngland gold accolade as a testament to the high standards achieved, which the assessor felt were truly deserving of recognition.


Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2017

Winner, Best Christmas Experience

The Group Leisure & Travel Awards recognise the best providers, attractions and destinations for groups, as voted for by readers of Group Leisure & Travel magazine.

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VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Winner, Large Visitor Attraction 2017

Awarded to businesses that have demonstrated exceptional customer service, and given their visitors an unforgettable English holiday experience.

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Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2016-2017

Winner, Gold Award, Best Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

The judges were particularly full of praise for staff and volunteers at Waddesdon Manor who were so friendly and welcoming on the day of the mystery assessment visit.

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2016 Awards


The Group Travel Awards

Runner up, Best Historical House and/or Garden for Groups 2016

These awards celebrate the very best suppliers in group travel with 24 different categories.

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Hudsons Heritage Awards

Winner, Best Eating Out Award 2016

Celebrating high quality experiences enjoyed by visitors to a wide range of heritage attractions. Established in 2011, it’s an independent national awards scheme, judged by a panel of experts chaired by Norman Hudson, OBE.

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