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Brief description of site

Waddesdon Manor has late-19th-century formal and informal gardens surrounded by exotic woodland. The gardens occupy an area of about 48 hectares, and lie within a park and agricultural estate which at its most extensive covered 1300 hectares. The gardens are owned by The National Trust and are open to the public. The remainder of the estate is owned by The Waddesdon Estate and is private.

Brief history of site

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild bought the Waddesdon estate from the Duke of Marlborough in 1874. The park layout and some of the terraces were designed by Parisian landscape architect Elie Lainé.

Location information:

Address: Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, nr Aylesbury, Bucks, SL6 0ER

Locality: Aylesbury

Local Authorities:

Buckinghamshire; Aylesbury Vale; Waddesdon

Historical County: Buckinghamshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 165 Grid Ref: SP741168
Latitude: 51.8449 Longitude: -0.925756


Six miles north west of Aylesbury on the A41.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open throughout the year, from Wednesday to Sunday between March and December and weekends only from January to March.

Visitor information:

Parking. Refreshments. Limited disabled access. Shop. Plant centre.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: 1874 to 1889

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 480

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