Secrets of Waddesdon Manor

The Baron's Room at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

With the second series of Channel 5's 'Secrets of the National Trust' we wanted to delve into our history and stories from the archives.

Follow the hashtags #SecretsoftheNationalTrust and #SecretWaddesdon on social media to discover even more about Waddesdon and other properties.

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Alan Titchmarsh talks about Waddesdon

Alan tells us all about his thoughts on Waddesdon including a look at Baron Ferdinand's book about the creation of the Manor.

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History of Waddesdon Manor

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild bought the Waddesdon Estate, originally nothing but farmland, in 1874. He wanted a country retreat built in the style of a Loire châteaux and soon engaged the French architect Gabriel-Hippolyte Destailleur.