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House Highlights Tour

Before the house opens to the public, watch the musical elephant automaton be wound, and be guided through the ground floor of the house, exploring Waddesdon’s collection of 18th-century French decorative arts, English portraits and Dutch Old Masters

  • Booking advisable

Discover the history behind the building of the Manor and the family who still preserve the house today. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to explore the remaining floors of the house at your leisure.

Waddesdon’s gardens were the vision of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, who created the Manor at the end of the 19th century. What began as a bare hill in 1874, is now an exceptional example of Victorian horticulture including formal gardens, tree and walks. Explore the grounds and formal gardens at Waddesdon this spring.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £28.50

The basics

Booking details

You can amend, transfer your booking up to 48 hours prior to your visit. No cancellation re illness.

What to bring and wear

There are no stiletto heels allowed inside the house

Upcoming events

Event

Wedding Cake Free Flow Visits 

Explore Joana Vasconcelos’ extraordinary Wedding Cake, open again this summer at Waddesdon.

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18 May to 27 Oct 2024
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14:00 to 17:00
+ 116 other dates or times
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Wedding Cake Morning Guided Tours 

Explore Joana Vasconcelos’ extraordinary Wedding Cake, open again this summer at Waddesdon. Wedding Cake, a 12-metre-tall ceramic sculptural pavilion in the form of a three-tiered cake.

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19 May to 27 Oct 2024
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10:30 to 13:00
+ 115 other dates or times
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Eythrope Walled Garden Tour with Grounds Admission 

Whether a home gardener looking for inspiration, a garden historian searching out old traditions, or a professional hoping to learn new tricks, a visit to the private Rothschild walled garden at Eythrope will intrigue, inform and inspire.

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22 May to 25 Sep 2024
at
10:15 to 11:45
+ 17 other dates or times
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Eythrope Walled Garden Tour with Afternoon Tea 

Whether a home gardener looking for inspiration, a garden historian searching out old traditions, or a professional hoping to learn new tricks, a visit to the private Rothschild walled garden at Eythrope will intrigue, inform and inspire.

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22 May to 9 Oct 2024
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13:15 to 14:30
+ 23 other dates or times