Waddesdon Manortickets and tips

3 things worth shouting about:

  1. This posh pile’s been on telly in Queen Charlotte: a Bridgerton Story, Downton Abbey, and The Crown.
  2. There are over 20,000 books in the library. Including the 15th century Book of Hours of Philippe de Commines, which is packed with creepy illustrations.
  3. The gorgeous continental-style gardens are the perfect place for a picnic.

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Julie says

"Take the shuttle from the car park"

The car park is a reasonable walk away from the manor (about a 20-minute walk with some steep parts) so would recommend taking the shuttle bus. It only costs £2.50 per person and you can buy tickets on the day from the Welcome Pavillion.


Chelsea says

"Bring a picnic"

Food can be quite expensive at Waddesdon (and queues get big during summer months) so we always bring a picnic to enjoy in the sun.


Judith says

"Perfect for history lovers"

Our group is really big on history so it was great to see such impressive collections of porcelain and stunning imagery

What to expect at Waddesdon Manor

FYI: You’ve probably seen this Buckinghamshire mansion on TV

Ever wondered how you’d splurge once you’ve made your fortune? In the 19th century, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild blew his Benjamins on this French-Renaissance chateau, stuffed it with art and antiques, then had champagne on his cornflakes every morning. Ok, we made that last bit up.

Since then, it’s been used as a filming location for some of our favourite period dramas including Bridgerton, Downton Abbey, and The Crown making it a must-visit for superfans.

Highlights include a clever mechanical elephant (apparently the Shah of Persia was a big fan), intricately carved fireplaces and massive gold mirrors. There’s also a desk made for Marie Antoinette, paintings by Gainsborough, and lots of lethal-looking guns, swords, and axes.

The grounds are really relaxing to walk in, and you might see the Flint House on your stroll – a cool contemporary building that’s a sanctuary for academics and artists. If you fancy seeing a mini Versailles in some lovely Buckinghamshire surroundings, Waddesdon Manor is a top pick.

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Facilites you'll find at Waddesdon Manor

  • Picnic Friendly
  • Picnic Spots
  • On-site Café(s)
  • Disabled Changing Rooms
  • Wheelchair Hire
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Pushchair Friendly
  • Free Parking

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Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon HP18 0JH, Buckinghamshire

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Waddesdon Manor Opening Times

Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm

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Waddesdon Manor at a glance

Waddesdon Manor is an attraction based in Aylesbury. It is listed in Tourist Attractions Historical Attractions .

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How much are Waddesdon Manor tickets?

Ticket prices vary based on the time and date of your visit, at daysout.com Waddesdon Manor tickets start from £13.20 for a standard adult ticket.

Is there parking at Waddesdon Manor?

Free parking is available in the visitor car park which has 1,000 spaces. There are Blue Badge and limited mobility parking bays available. The hard-surface walking path to and from the visitor car park is lit and takes around 25 minutes to walk to the Manor.

Is Waddesdon Manor accessible?

Yes! There are several accessible facilities and accomodations at Waddesdon Manor to make it as accessible as possible.

  • Car Park There is a 1,000 space car park that has dedicated places for Blue Badge Holders, and also ‘limited mobility’ spaces. After parking you can use the shuttle bus to transfer to the House as it is a 20/25 minute walk.

  • Shuttle Bus There is a regular shuttle bus service which is fully accessible and has spaces for up to two wheelchairs. Buses run regularly from the car park to the North Fountain, returning via the Stables and back to the car park. Free shuttle bus tickets must be booked in advance with your Grounds tickets as there is limited capacity.

  • Carers Accompanying carers receive free entry

  • Toilet Facilities There is an accessible toilet on arrival at the Welcome Pavilion. There is also changing places facility on the ground floor of the manor, accessible through the Manor Shop

  • Pathway to the Manor The woodchip pathway which takes you from the car park is not suitable for pushchairs due to the surface

  • Assistance dogs Assistance dogs are welcomed in the grounds, house, shops and catering outlets and on shuttle buses

  • Access in the Manor There may be queues to enter the house, please be prepared to stand. There are ramps which enable entry via the main entrance of the House, visitors need to be self-sufficient entering and exiting the building. Once inside there is step free access. However, there’s limited access to the Prints and Drawings Rooms and Wine Cellars.

  • Wheelchairs & Mobility Scooters On occasion they may request that a mobility scooter or wheelchair user transfer into one of our house wheelchairs upon arrival at the entrance They have four wheelchairs suitable for use inside the house which are located in the main entrance on a first-come, first-served basis for safety reasons, only allow two wheelchairs or mobility aids on any floor at the same time, therefore on busy days there may be some waiting time during your visit

  • Seated Areas There is seating available in most rooms of the manor.

  • Gardens Most parts of the garden are accessible. However, there are graveled areas immediately in front of the House, on the parterre, and also around the Aviary. You’ll find steep and uneven paths on the way to the Stables and down to the Dairy. The boardwalk through the Woodland Playground and the path from the Powerhouse to the Stables are steep in places so may be unsuitable for some mobility requirements. You can use the shuttle bus from the fountain to the Stables to get to this part of the Manor.

For any additional support for your visit please email [email protected] or call Waddesdon Manor on 01296 820414.

For full accessibility details view the full Waddesdon Manor accessibility guide.

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