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Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor Off the A41 Between Bicester and | off the A41 between Bicester and Aylesbury, Waddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 0JH, England
+44 1296 820414
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A fabulous Christmas treat

On Saturday I visited this place with my friend. It was a total surprise, but as i love Christmas... read more

Reviewed today
Julie P
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Accessible for those with limited mobility

Took two elderly friends with limited mobility round the Christmas display in the house. Parking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Claire L
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Surrounded by views of Oxfordshire, the Chilterns Hills, the Vale of Aylesbury and just a train ride away from London, Waddesdon Manor, is an ideal place for relaxing with family and friends. Explore this French Renaissance-style chateau built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 to entertain the fashionable world and to house his collection of fine art. We are continuing the tradition today of entertainment and hospitality with events celebrating food and wine, and opportunities for you to explore our history, collections and gardens through changing exhibitions and special interest days. Historic aviary with zoological collection of endangered birds. Changing opening hours across the seasons - please check on website before you travel. Jan-Mar, Sat-Sun only 11am-4pm Apr-Oct, Wed-Sun 10am-5pm Nov-Dec, Wed-Sun 11am-6pm.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“car park” (422 reviews)
“wine cellar” (99 reviews)
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Waddesdon Manor Off the A41 Between Bicester and | off the A41 between Bicester and Aylesbury, Waddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 0JH, England
+44 1296 820414
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Reviewed today via mobile

On Saturday I visited this place with my friend. It was a total surprise, but as i love Christmas my friend new this would be something special. If you are planning a visit i would definitely suggest going in the evening. As National Trust members...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed yesterday

Took two elderly friends with limited mobility round the Christmas display in the house. Parking, the bus up and then the mini bus to the house made it so easy. Borrowed a wheelchair for round the house. Staff and volunteers were so helpful and friendly....More

Thank Claire L
Reviewed yesterday

I live locally, and as a child I used to visit Waddesdon a few times a year with my family. It has been a while since I have been (except for seeing the Christmas lights which we come to see every few years), and I...More

Thank pak94
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Slightly disappointed that only the East Wing was open for the Christmas decorations but the trees and decorations in the house were very good with the background Christmas adding to the ambience of the visit. The furniture and sculptures of...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went with the family to see the Christmas lights and the Enchanted Menagerie in the house. The lights were a joke. A light show you would expect to be able to see at night but the last bus back to the car park was at...More

5  Thank AndrewplusClaire
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to the Christmas market and happily are and drank our way round. Lots to see and do. Our 19 month old had a great time jumping in puddles and loved the park in the woods. We stayed for the illuminations too. Very clever...More

Thank Charlie C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just Visited the Waddesdon Manor Christmas Market. The displays were great, stall holders very friendly and the whole thing was well done. Our 18 month old grandson was entranced. I would recommend visiting as it grows dark to really appreciate it. Well worth a visit.

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for families - we went with our grandchildren. Do check opening times before you go also pre book house entry - a lot cheaper if you are NT members. Allow plenty of time if the weather is good as there is a lot...More

1  Thank rojan2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Waddesdon Manor primarily to see the projections and light show. We arrived around 3pm and went around the house first. The house was well presented, informative and interesting. There were lots of nooks to investigate and each area was themed differently. We stopped...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good day out has been improved by adding christmas specials. Normally this would be 4 star but the light show on the front of the house and the interior (which has been lit up for christmas) are well worth the extra star.

Thank jon b
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Ana-Maria P
9 October 2017|
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Response from DocRah6 | Reviewed this property |
By rail Regular trains run from London Marylebone to Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway. The nearest train station is Aylesbury Vale Parkway. A taxi or bus journey is required to get to the manor. To check train times... More
29 July 2017|
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Response from digipicsuk | Reviewed this property |
The children who were there when we visited seemed to be enjoying it? It's not a fun park but the grounds are extensive and there are play areas.
29 July 2017|
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Response from Roxanne C | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! There is lots for children to see and do. The National Trust have been trying to make places more CF for years. They have activity sheets and woodland play area as well as the Aviary which is lovely. Big parkland to... More