The utterly majestic Waddesdon Manor is a French Renaissance château, built in the 19th century, and filled with royal treasures and an extensive art collection. It has been a Rothschild family home since the late 1800s with its first owner being Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild and its last owner being James de Rothschild, who left the house, grounds and majority of collections to the National Trust for the public enjoy.
The Rothschild Foundation manages the manor, which is one of the most visited National Trust sites in the country. The gardens are an exceptional example of late Victorian garden design, and were first conceived by Ferdinand de Rothschild and extended by Alice de Rothschild.
Take a tour of the interiors here, and the gardens below.