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 [email protected] or call us on 01296 820414.
For full accessibility details please see our downloadable guides below.
Free shuttle bus tickets for Blue Badge holders, their carers and wheelchairs must be booked in advance with your Grounds ticket. Capacity on the buses is limited to allow for social distancing.
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.
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.
Accessibility at a glance
- designated parking spaces for Blue Badge holders and ‘limited mobility’ in our main visitor car park
- 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
- on arrival at the Welcome Pavilion in the visitor car park
- at the house via a tunnel walkway
- at the Stables courtyard
- A Changing Places accessible toilet can be reached via the Manor Shop
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
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 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
- large print information available in most rooms
- 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.
We’re committed to providing a website that adheres to strict web accessibility standards and is accessible to the widest possible audience.
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 [email protected]