A Waddesdon Christmas

The penultimate post of our trip a couple of weeks ago to see other Christmas attractions at historic houses.

Waddesdon Manor, the National Trust / Rothschild Foundation property near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire really go for Christmas in a big way. Apparently 30% of the annual visitors come to Waddesdon in the 8 week run up to Christmas specifically to see the Christmas decorations. Please note – booking is necessary! Here are a few photo – full photo set here.

Waddesdon7The Neoclassical Chateau

Waddesdon8Amazing architecture

Waddesdon13A lot of money is spent on decorating the house and it shows.

Waddesdon10Some traditional – some not

Waddesdon12Beautifully done

Waddesdon22Impressive in extent

Waddesdon19There’s even a Cornish fishing village Christmas – complete with cat!

Waddesdon14An amazing installation – the exploding china set

Waddesdon16A Chinese section

Waddesdon17And an Indian one too

Waddesdon20And after dark the Manor looks amazing too – apparently next year the outside of the Manor will be specially lit too

Waddesdon Manor is normally home to the Rothschild ‘collection’ which is not viewable during the Christmas extravaganza – however you can currently also see the Bruce Munro light show which I have written about before – see here.