Waddesdon Manor



Once the weekend retreat of the Rothschilds, Waddesdon Manor is a Renaissance-style château housing one of the finest collections of French 18th century decorative arts in the world as well as magnificent English portraits and Dutch Old Master paintings. The garden has a parterre, aviary, seasonal displays, walks, fountains and statuary. As one of the most visited historic houses among England’s National Trust properties, Waddesdon was built from 1877 by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to display his treasures and entertain the fashionable world of Victorian society.