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A visit to Waddesdon Manor by PROBUS on  22nd Nov 2018. I had not realised it was mainly for the Christmas Market, most of the house and Gardens were closed up for winter. It was incredibly cold and foggy and the food was awful. I have brightened up my photos that were dull and gray!

Map of the Grounds

Waiting for the Minibus to the house

The path to the house. No doubt a pleasant 20 minute stroll to the house in summer

Not ghosts, shrouded fountains

The Main entrance in the fog

The Christmas Market

The Manor. The sound system blasted out music etc throughout the grounds including the following Indian deities (loud speakers)

Giant tortoise statue

Favourite horse statue


The Stables Restaurant hoping to warm up and try to eat a really tough burger for lunch

Outside chairs each with a sheepskin

Children's Christmas card production area

No wise men for sale

In the Stables Shop

Tiny chairs and tables for children

Tables Reflected

That burger was off!

The Stables

The Power House to seek warmth again

Light tunnel (Darkened)

Balcony with Rothschild arms

The back of the Manor House

The only uncovered fountain

Bottle dryer

Steps down to the Wine Cellar

One of the many cellars

Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Rothschild Lafite galore. 3000 bottles perhaps


The display bottles were empty

Box Store

Door to the Cellar

Giant bottle dryers flank the drive

Terrace Cafe

Trained Ivy

In the Terrace Cafe

The House Shop

The Aviary

Central Area

Very queer

Rothschild thrush


Tree Ferns?

Market Stalls



Start of the House tour (bachelor apartments only)

A clock perhaps?

The staff had worked really hard on the Christmas decorations

Silver plates

Games room


Venetian Mask

An hour and a half to visit the Market


Non fattening Gin?

Mulled Wine

Garlic in everything


Pigs could fly