Important update - Christmas at Waddesdon.
All tickets Sold Out for Sat 7 Dec 2019. Please only make the journey if you have pre-booked tickets.

Due to our very wet autumn some parking areas are too muddy to use, so over Christmas weekends we are having to limit the number of cars. For remaining Christmas weekends, ALL visitors will need to book their Grounds tickets in advance. This includes National Trust members - who can book for free online.

Whenever you come this Christmas, please wear suitable sturdy and waterproof footwear as there are some unavoidably muddy areas.

house exterior

Your visit


We welcome thousands of visitors each year who come to appreciate the exceptional architecture, art collections and gardens. Entry to the house is by timed ticket for all visitors, including National Trust members. 2019 house tickets are now on sale online and over the phone.

Grounds ticket may be bought in advance or on the day and is valid for the whole day 10am-5pm. Entry to the house is by timed ticket for all visitors, including National Trust members. We advise to book house tickets in advance to guarantee entry.

Online calendar and ticket booking

Contact our Bookings team 01296 820414
(£3 phone booking fee applies). Book online for free.

The East Wing and Bachelors’ Wing are beautifully decorated for Christmas from Sat 16 Nov – Sun 5 Jan 2020. The rest of the house is ‘put to bed’ for conservation and cleaning.

Filming – Fri 29 November 2019

We have a film crew in the house and grounds on Fri 29 November. If you are visiting on this day and do not wish to be captured in the background, please inform the camera operator. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Inside the house

Over a century ago, the house and setting were created to delight and surprise the small circle of Baron Ferdinand’s friends. Glimpse some of these rooms and treasures in our photo gallery.

Information for visitors to the house