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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire | National Trust

If you’re looking for somewhere lovely to go over this weekend, then head to Waddesdon Manor. Located in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Waddesdon Manor is around an hour and a half drive away from London making it an excellent day trip venue. The 16th century French-style château was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild during the late 1870s. Filled with several works of art (portraits etc.), exceptional furniture and Sevres porcelain collection, the Manor was passed on (over the decades) from Baron Ferdinand to several members of the Rothschild family and finally bequeathed to the National Trust in late 1950s.

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust



The gardens and parts of the house are open to visitors. Exhibitions and film screenings (on a big screen set against the backdrop of Waddesdon Manor) are held on a regular basis at the Manor.

You can explore the house at your own pace or opt for a guided tour. We decided to do it on our own and it took us around one and half hours to take in everything inside the house. Friendly and knowledgeable House Hosts are on hand in all the rooms to answer any questions that visitors may have.

Post the house visit we spent a lot of time in the beautiful landscaped gardens. The gardens were a riot of colours with beautiful blooms and lovely sculptures. There is an Aviary garden, a Rose garden and a Parterre garden for visitors to explore. You can also bring your own picnic and enjoy it in the gardens. For the younger kids, there is an adventure playground.

There are several eating places at Waddesdon Manor - the Manor restaurant (serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea), Stables Café, Stables Courtyard (with lots of food and drink kiosks) and the Treaterie serving artisan ice creams, cakes, fudges and other sweets. Treaterie's ice cream is a must if you are visiting Waddesdon Manor - the Cookies and Cream flavour was delicious!

There is lots to see and do at Waddesdon Manor making it an ideal day out venue. It is a great place for the entire family. To find out more about the Manor, the opening times and ticket prices, visit www.waddesdon.org.uk


Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust
Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust


Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire - National Trust

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55 comments :

  1. we love national trust places and this one looks like a real gem!

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    1. It is. Loads to see and do, a great place for the whole family!

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  2. Would love to visit here, heard the gardens are beautiful & your photos really show that

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    1. Thank you! And yes, the gardens and grounds are beautifully landscaped and well maintained.

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  3. Beautiful house and grounds.

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  4. Looks amazing especially the grounds. It is somewhere we plan on visiting over the school holidays with family to make a nice day of it.

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  5. Wow what a simply stunning building. Would be fabulous for a wedding .

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  6. I love the gardens and house this would be a great day out for our family :)

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  7. Wow would love to visit. Looks fantastic. Beautiful venue

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  8. wow what amazing architecture especially on the tower next to the entrance !

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  9. Stunning would love to visit here

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  10. What a beautiful building - looks like a great place to visit

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  11. What a fabulous place to visit. Definitely one for my list!

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  12. This looks like a wonderful day out, I'd love to visit with the family

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  13. Great photos and really love old houses like this one.

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  14. Looks amazing reminds me when I went to Edinburgh castle.

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  15. Looks amazing, I really hope I get to go myself one day xxx

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  16. It looks beautiful! If I am ever near there I will take a look, thanks x

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  17. Looks splendidly regal and joyous! :) x x

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  18. The gardens look lovely, wouldn't mind visiting here

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  19. What a coincidence...we're going there next week...looks lovely

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  20. Wow, what a beautiful place! I'd love to visit/- definitely one to add to my list :)

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  21. I've never been to Aylesbury before and this looks and sounds like somewhere of great interest to visit.

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  22. Have been here with my family, the garden's are the best and innovative beyond belief, but the main house is beyond word's

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  23. Wow!!! Stunning my sister in law has been and said it's stunning I'd live to visit

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  24. Wow look fantastic. I would absolutely love to stay here x

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  25. I think I might take my 3 year old here, it looks like the places in her fairytales.

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  26. wow! simply stunning the grounds look just beautiful would be perfect to take a tour of such a magnificent manor!

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  27. What brilliant architecture and the gardens look stunning and beautiful

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  28. Amazing pictures, great snapshot of a lovely visit

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  29. Wow looks stunning. Would love to visit here.

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  30. Such a stunning building. Not been but i better put it on my bucket list. I'm sure that's a David Austin Old English rose i spot in the garden....my favourite rose & favourite colour.

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  31. This is stunning would love to visit here

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  32. Thank you, everyone, for the comments.

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  33. This looks like a beautiful place to visit.

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  34. I've been here a couplpe of times with the kids, the Mulberry Bush out the front is great, the kids love munching on them.

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  35. Oh how beautiful. I would love to visit here! Fantastic review.

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  36. This looks absolutely stunning these gardens are amazing would love to visit xx

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  37. absolutely stunning is a day long enough to view the entire place?

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    1. Yes, a day would be perfect to enjoy the manor and its grounds. You can bring your own picnic and enjoy it in the gardens!

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  38. Wow what a simply stunning building and grounds. Looks like a fun day out.

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  39. This looks absolutely stunning! Have immediately added it to my "must see" list! Thanks for the recommendation and for sharing your gorgeous pictures.

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  40. Looks a magnificent place for a wonderful day out and such a beautiful building

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  41. Wow, what an absolutely stunning property. I would love to visit this venue.

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  42. Beautiful Place to visit, I went there when I lived in Aylesbury

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  43. Wow, looks an amazing place the photographs are fab they really show what a beautiful place it is. Would love to take the family here for a picnic if the rain ever goes away.

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  44. what a beautiful building and grounds. would love to visit.

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  45. looks so peaceful and pretty . glad i am not the gardener though lol

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  46. visited here before, amazing x

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  47. Fabulous building and gorgeous gardens

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  48. Aww, I love places like that. So beautiful, would love to go there one day :)

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