Hey beautiful people! Sorry for my lack of posts for this week- I wanted to put together an extra special one which requires a bit more time to it, so I created this little vlog of my day out at Waddesdon Manor! I have also included some photos as well. I really hope you like it! If you can, please drop a like on my video or subscribe to my Youtube Channel! It would mean so much! Now for the post… xox
Waddesdon Manor is a beautiful property, looked after by the wonderful National Trust, of which I have been a member of my entire life. Located in Buckinghamshire (my home!), Waddesdon was built in the style of a French château for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to entertain fashionable guests. It sure is a very grand site to behold!
As a member of the national trust, you can visit properties like this all over the UK! If you are below 26 like me, it only costs £32 for the year and all that money goes toward conserving architecture, land, beaches, you name it! We toured the gardens and house and enjoyed cream tea in the cafe.
Facts About Waddesdon!
- Waddesdon was completed in 1883
- Ferdinand put in a small passenger lift for Queen Victoria’s visit in 1890 (on view in the Powerhouse), but she declined to ride in it, not trusting in the magic of electricity.
- Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild wanted an estate where he could escape London in the summer months to entertain family and friends for weekend house parties- a rather extravagant holiday home don’t you think?
- Very little changed in the house, until the Second World War when the rooms were emptied to accommodate 100 children evacuated from London, the first and only time that children lived in the house.
- Waddesdon was only used on summer weekends to entertain Baron Ferdinand’s friends and family
- As you can see in my vlog, The mirrors and marble of the Dining Room evoke a mini Versailles. The richly decorated table is set for a party of 24, just as it was in his day.