Local Adventures: The Waddesdon Manor

The Waddesdon Manor has been in the Rothschild family since it was purchased around 1873. Last November {2017} I had the opportunity to explore the estate with my sister. It was such an incredible place to explore, the weather was not perfect but the atmosphere was. One thing I never got to do was enter the inside of the manor and I really wanted to. I made it my mission to return to the Waddesdon Manor and enter the house.

The Waddesdon Manor


Last weekend I took it upon myself to take my friend to visit the house and invited my sister. As we are both National Trust members, we were able to enter the house for free. Non-members have to pay £22 to visit the house and grounds then £11 just for the grounds. I must say that the estate grounds are super impressive you wouldn’t regret paying the fee. I don’t know much about *landscaping of an estate but it must take a lot of work.

Local Adventures: The Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor was opened to the public in 1959 two years after the death of James de Rothschild. He left the manor and its content to the National Trust but it is managed by the Rothschild Foundation. You can read all about our initial article on The Waddesdon Manor when we visited last year.

What I found truly fascinating is the family history of the Rothschild family and the impressive collection. I would consider myself someone whose interested in fine china but their special room with the china had me jealous. The entire decor of the interior is outstanding, the family collected a lot of artwork, it’s truly marvellous.

What I loved: Modern & Contemporary Art

I think of all their collection, my utmost favourite items was modern and contemporary art. Again I am no art fanatic but even I found some pieces absolutely provocative. I found myself definitely mesmerised about the pieces and had to snap a few pictures.

There is a lot more to the Waddesdon Manor than a beautiful estate, the history alone is enough to visit. If you’re a National Trust member, definitely make your way there as it’s a must visit. But even if you’re not, you can visit whenever you feel like it and learn about the incredible family.

the Waddesdon Manor

*Asterisked link is collaboration

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  1. May 21, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    I absolutely love finding out about manor houses I haven’t come across before. Waddesdon sounds fantastic, and I’d I’ll definitely visit if we’re ever in the area 🙂

    Louise x

  2. May 20, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    It looks like a great National Trust house and garden to visit!

  3. May 20, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    Ivevonly ever been in the gardens when visited this place the first time at Easter. I definitely want to explore inside now as its such a lovely place to visit.

  4. May 20, 2018 / 11:54 am

    I really love this sort of venue – a beautiful place steeped in so much history. I’d love to visit here one day!

  5. May 20, 2018 / 11:34 am

    I love National Trust properties. We don’t have a membership but I do have an Art Fund membership which allows me free membership to a number of English Heritage and National Trust properties – any property which has a piece of Art Fund funded art essentially. Where is Waddesdon Manor…it looks beautiful and for some reason the name seems familiar.

  6. May 19, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    What a beautiful place to visit. I am thinking to visit some places like this this summer.

  7. May 19, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    I really enjoy this kind of thing – National Trust properties are one of my favourite things to go and see. This one looks lovely!

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