A magnificent house and grounds in the style of a 16th-century French château.
Opened to the public in 1957, Waddesdon Manor is managed by The Rothschild Foundation, a family charitable trust, on behalf of the National Trust. So whether you want to soak up the culture, join one of our events or simply take some time out. We can help you plan your perfect day.
Over a century ago, the House and setting were created to delight and surprise the small circle of Baron Ferdinand's friends. Today, more than 350,000 visitors a year come to appreciate the exceptional architecture, art collections and Gardens.
We also have seasonal exhibitions in the House, each highlighting certain aspects of the collection or loans we have acquired.
More than 10,000 bottles of wine, are stored in the vaults, documenting over 150 years of the Rothschild family’s ownership of two of the most famous Bordeaux vineyards: Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Mouton Rothschild.
The Wine Cellars also play host to our wine-tasting events and there is a daily talk with a guide at 11.30am and 2pm.