This is our umpteenth time to visit the Waddesdon Manor, so for full details please see THIS POST.….. but….OMG!! A sight to behold in March/April.. The spread of these yellow daffodils over the valley at Waddesdon Manor is truly awesome, but the roll/run down the hill is just out of this world. The screams of delight, not only of my sons and other children, but also mine as we came rolling down, is an experience like no other!!
I now know how he felt when William Wordsworth wrote his poem:
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not be but gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed’and gazed’but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
View this post on Instagram
📅 Different activities continue throughout the season (please see WEBSITE for more details)-
🗺 Address: Waddesdon Manor, HP18 0JH
🎟 Free for NT Members but chargeable otherwise (please see WEBSITE for more details)
🚘 Free parking but but shuttle up the hill is charged (2£adult, 1£child)
🚻 Toilets and baby facilities
🍕 Refreshments available
🐕 Dogs allowed with code of conduct
🦽 Buggy accessible but if you plan to walk from the carpark, then it is up hill with various steep climbs. Try to get a shuttle, which need to be booked in advance and is separately chargeable
🧺 picnic allowed
The whole place is huge; We visit Waddesdon often. Here are our OTHER posts from previous visits:
If you think something needs updating on this post, please contact us HERE
You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter
There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.