This French-style château offers visitors sweeping landscapes and manicured gardens. A visit makes a great day out for everyone and it is a 90 minute drive from London, and easily accessible from A41, M40, and M4 from Oxford, Banbury, Northampton and Luton.
Families can explore the gardens with seasonal trails and online maps, and enjoy letting off steam in the woodland playground. Visitors to the house will find an extensive art collection and outstanding furniture. Temporary exhibitions can be found in the House and the Coach House at the Stables.
Renowned for its afternoon teas, the Manor Restaurant, Stables and Woodland Cafés, Treaterie and Coffee Bar takeaways offer a range of food and drink for every taste and pocket. Pop up ice cream carts can be found around the gardens on hotter days.
We have done everything we can to welcome visitors back safety following lockdown – restricting numbers of visitors, avoiding overcrowding by ensuring all those coming pre-book the day and time of arrival, closely managing car parking and ticketing the shuttle buses. We’ve increased our cleaning routines and have hand sanitiser available outside toilets, near the aviary, woodland playground, and shop and catering facilities.
Up to 45 rooms are open in the House, where the highest quality French furniture and decorative arts from the 18th century can be found alongside magnificent English portraits and Dutch Old Master paintings.
Waddesdon has one of the finest Victorian-style gardens in Britain, featuring a formal Parterre, seasonal floral displays, fountains, statues and a woodland playground. At its heart lies the Aviary, stocked with colourful birds and operating a successful breeding programme of endangered species.