Waddesdon Manor is an astonishing English country house in Waddesdon, a village in Buckinghamshire, England. Managed by the National Trust and owned by the Rothschild Foundation it is one of the trust’s most visited properties, easy to see why once you walk around. Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild built the house between 1874 and 1889 which combined various characteristics of several French châteaux for entertaining and displaying his collection of arts and antiquities. Today its contents have evolved to become one of the world’s most valuable and rare collections.
Due to the fact that Waddesdon is a private estate and working farm, only a public right-of-way can be used to access it, didn’t get to view some parts because there was a concert prior with lots of dismantling going on which meant some parts of the manor were off limits so had to adhere to the marked paths only. What I did get to see strolling in the beautiful countryside was wonderful there is such a vast amount of land and what they have done with it is amazing. The beautifully restored stunning Aviary is filled with very colourful, exotic and rare birds. The trust now participates in important conservation breeding projects for endangered species. An expansive terrace and parterre garden can be found on Waddesdon Manor’s south-facing side with a very well-manicured garden and pond which was empty on the day.