Visitor in a wheelchair on the south lawns

Planning your visit


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

For any additional support for your visit please email

For full accessibility details please see our downloadable guides below.

Shuttle bus

Waddesdon shuttle bus at the North Front of the house

Free shuttle bus tickets for Blue Badge holders and their carers must be booked in advance with your Grounds ticket.

The buses are fully accessible; each bus has ramps and dedicated space for wheelchairs. Buses run from the car park to the North Fountain, returning via the Stables and back to the car park.

The House is a short walk of 100m (on a flat-surfaced path, with gravel in front of the house) from the North Fountain.

Assistance dogs are allowed on the shuttle buses.

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Reflect and roam sensory map

Download before your visit or try the online trail
Something that can be enjoyed by everyone, the sensory map explores nature through senses such as touch, smell, sound and sight. The map unlocks Waddesdon’s landscapes and corners of the grounds that you may not have previously explored using Widgit symbols to make it visually accessible for all.

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Bringing your dog

Dogs are allowed anywhere in the grounds except for the Aviary, Parterre and Woodland Playground. Please stick to our doggy do’s and don’ts when visiting. Assistance dogs are welcomed in the grounds, House, shops and catering outlets.

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Accessibility at a glance

On arrival:

  • designated parking spaces for Blue Badge holders and limited mobility in our main visitor car park (please note this brings visitors closer to the Manor than the Premium Parking and is advised)
  • please use the shuttle bus to transfer to the house and gardens, Blue Badge holders and their carer will not be charged for their bus tickets
  • each shuttle bus has ramps and dedicated space for wheelchairs

Accessible toilets:

  • on arrival at the Welcome Pavilion in the visitor car park
  • at the house via a tunnel walkway
  • at the Stables courtyard
  • please note that our hoist in the changing places toilet is currently out of action. We are working hard to get the hoist working again soon

In the grounds:

  • accompanying carers receive free entry to the grounds and a free shuttle bus ticket
  • indoor and outdoor wheelchairs available for use, on a first come, first served basis
  • we have steep and uneven paths on the way to the Stables and down to the Dairy
  • some paths are loose gravel
  • the boardwalk through the woodland playground is steep in places
  • the pedestrian path from the Powerhouse to the Stables is steep in places
  • our changing places toilet is accessible through the Manor Shop and Restaurant, and is signposted within the corridor- please note it is accessible with a RADAR key. If you require this, please ask a member of staff in the Manor Shop.

In the house:

  • accompanying carers receive free entry to the house
  • there may be queues to enter the house, please be prepared to stand while waiting
  • there are ramps that enable entry via the main entrance of the House, visitors need to be self-sufficient entering and exiting the building – please note the platform lift at the main door is not available
  • inside the house there’s step-free access on the ground floor
  • access to the first floor by lift is dependent on the availability of staff who are needed to operate it
  • the Rothschild Treasury and Wine Cellars, not served directly by the lift, have limited access for those unable to use stairs; please ask at the main door
  • some rooms inside the house have low levels of lighting
  • walking frames are allowed in the house
  • any large bags must be kept with visitors at all times
  • some walkways through the rooms are quite narrow, so carry chairs and seat sticks are not allowed

My Waddesdon Checklist

Download our Waddesdon Checklist in advance of your visit. Cut out pictures of what you would like to see or do and then fill in your checklist once you have done them.

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Euan's guide

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Website accessibility

We’re committed to providing a website that adheres to strict web accessibility standards and is accessible to the widest possible audience.

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Any questions?

We hope you’ve found all the information you need in relation to accessibility. If you have any questions, or would like to contact us in advance of your visit, please call 01296 820414 or email