The Rothschild Foundation is sad to announce the death of its Chairman, Lord Rothschild, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cultural leader, who made a profound difference to many areas of British life.

He led, amongst other institutions, the National Gallery, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the family’s flagship, Waddesdon Manor. He supported many causes, some close to his home in Buckinghamshire, others as far afield as Israel, Albania, Greece and the United States. He was committed to helping communities, the environment, education and above all, the arts. His exemplary service to his country was recognised on several occasions, with a GBE, a CVO and as a member of the Order of Merit.

Jacob Rothschild was an extraordinary person, and his loss will be felt by many. The family is committed to continuing his legacy and the foundation which he loved and endowed. His daughter Hannah assumes the role of Chair of the Rothschild Foundation.

We will all be inspired by his vision, ambition, and his commitment to excellence.

Your visit

This French Renaissance-style château with its world-class collection and its beautiful gardens and grounds has something for the whole family to enjoy. During the winter months, Waddesdon’s gardens are open to visitors, the house is closed for conservation and cleaning and will reopen from 20 March.

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These partnerships reflect a growing trend of heritage sites embracing contemporary forms of entertainment, ensuring that visitors of all ages can find something to enjoy. As a result, Waddesdon’s appeal is set to become even broader, attracting a wider range of visitors seeking culture, history, and entertainment.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this special place, please read the information below before you visit.

Opening hours and directions

31 January-17 March  
Grounds: Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm
House: Closed

From 20 March onwards
Grounds: Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm
House: Wed-Sun, 11am-4pm

Link to Google map directions to Waddesdon

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Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
England, HP18 0JH

Just off the A41

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Getting here

Before you visit



At Waddesdon we are committed to providing an accessible attraction for all, and try to ensure everyone can enjoy their visit while with us.



Well-behaved dogs on short leads are welcome anywhere in the grounds with the exception of the Aviary and Woodland Playground. Only assistance dogs are permitted in the house and Manor Restaurant.

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Maps & walks

If visiting us, please download our map of the grounds in advance. You can also download four different walks that take in various aspects of the site.


Visitor FAQs

Find helpful answers to frequently asked questions about visiting Waddesdon.

Download our digital guide via the Bloomberg Connects app before you visit. In the house, use the room guide to discover key artworks and objects. If you are visiting one of our exhibitions, learn more about the themes, pieces and artists with our exhibition guides.


Getting around

On foot 
The hard-surface walking path to and from the car park is lit and takes around 25-minutes to walk. Some parts are steep, please wear appropriate footwear. There are mapped walking routes for you to enjoy.

Shuttle buses run throughout the day between the visitor car park and grounds, the last bus to the visitor car park is at 4.30pm from January-March. Your ticket is valid for all journeys, these can be purchased at the Welcome Pavilion. Buses are fully accessible with ramps and wheelchair spaces.

Shuttle bus all-day tickets: £2.50 adult, £1.50 child, Blue badge holders & accompanying carers free.


Free parking is available in the visitor car park. There are Blue Badge and limited mobility parking bays available.

The hard-surface walking path to and from the visitor car park is lit and takes around 25 minutes to walk to the Manor.

Blue badge holders and those with limited mobility are advised to use the designated spaces in the visitor car park and take the shuttle bus up to the main grounds and Manor.

Premium parking (private car park at top of hill): £25 per car (must be pre-booked)