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Booking your visit to Waddesdon

The parterre in summer at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire. Exterior view of the manor with decorative trees and flowerbeds filled with colourful flowers in the foreground.
The parterre in summer at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire | © National Trust Images/Hugh Mothersole

You'll need a ticket to explore both the house and grounds of the illustrious Waddesdon, which is managed by the Rothchild Foundation on behalf of the National Trust. Discover how to book timed entry tickets to this French Renaissance-style château, as well as how to book grounds-only entry and secure your place on the shuttle bus.

How to book your ticket to visit Waddesdon House

All visitors, including National Trust members should book their timed house entry in advance as there is limited capacity, especially at weekends and during school holidays.

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged five or under who do not need a ticket.
  • Tickets are for your use only and not for resale.
  • You will be sent a booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in the correct email address to ensure you receive your confirmation.

Timing your visit

Please book an entry time at least 30 minutes after you plan to arrive to allow sufficient time to get from the car park to the house.

How to book grounds tickets

If you do not wish to visit the house itself, you can also book grounds-only admission to explore the garden.

All visitors, including National Trust members, should book their grounds admission in advance.

Booking the shuttle service

There is a shuttle bus option available if you do not wish walk from the car park. This is also pre-bookable as you book your tickets. Blue badge holders and accompanying carers can use this service for free.

Booking additional activities

Throughout the year various activities take place, including tours of the walled garden, wine and food events, exhibitions and cultural events.

If you want to book an activity during your visit to Waddesdon you’ll need to start by booking your grounds admission and all available activities on that date will appear after this has been selected.

Book your visit

Check availability and book

Arriving at Waddesdon

Although you will not be able to access the house until the time stated on your ticket, grounds admission – which is included with your house booking – is anytime from 10am.

If you are a National Trust member please bring your membership card with you as these will be checked on arrival.

Booking details

Please note that the team at Waddesdon cannot retrieve details of your booking, you will need to do this via the SeeTickets customer services webpage.

Visitors enjoying a picnic on the lawn on a sunny day at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Book your visit

Advanced booking is essential for visiting Waddesdon house, with grounds-only booking also available.