Rothschild Mansion with exquisite collection of priceless
works of art and furniture.
Ferdinand de Rothschild, creator of Waddesdon, loved
France and French art. In 1874, with his French architect
Destailleur and his landscape gardener Lainé,
he built this Renaissance style château.
Over 35 years Ferdinand lovingly assembled from all
over Europe an outstanding collection of paintings,
furniture, carpets and curiosities to please his weekend
Outside, his creation included a Victorian formal garden,
parkland, Rococo-style aviary, winding walks, colourful
trees and panoramic views. Visit the Waddesdon wine
cellars (with a private collection, dating back to 1868),
restaurant and National Trust shop and nearby garden
centre. Keep a day free for this enjoyable experience.