All Christmas bookings need to be pre-ordered so please contact us for more details.


Celebrating the history of our village

The history of Waddesdon and Waddesdon Manor

Just across the road from The Lion, you will find the magnificent grounds of the manor and Waddesdon Manor itself. Built between 1877-1883 by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, Waddesdon Manor was originally intended for a summer house, or a get away from the London air.

During WW2, the home became a refuge for 100 children who were evacuated from London. This is the only time the home housed children.

After the war, there were concerns about the future of the estate and James de Rothschild decided to pass the home over to The National Trust. His wife later oversaw the public opening of the estate in 1959.

Today, Waddesdon Manor remains popular with all visitors. Their seasonal garden changes are a delight to witness, and many events are hosted in the grounds annually.

Bicester Village

Bicester Village is home to over 150 brands and has only grown in size and popularity since its opening its doors to the public in 1995. Nestled along its outdoor pathways, you will find a collection of British and International brands interspersed with eateries and cafes.

We are sure you will have had a hectic day shopping at the outlet, so why not book an evening meal cooked by our fabulous 5-star chef before retiring to our cosy and comfortable Victorian Coaching Inn room for the night?

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a working steam museum and heritage railway based on the outskirts of small Buckinghamshire village Quainton, which is located between Bicester and Aylesbury. It occupies an extensive 25-acre site amid beautiful rolling Buckinghamshire countryside, with its stunning, glass-roofed Visitor Centre taking centre stage. There’s also a large Railway Museum full of railway artefacts – large and small!

Hogshaw Farm and Wildlife Centre

For all the family. Get hands on with our rare breed farm animals, come face-to-face with wildlife, explore the nature trails and go wild in the adventure play areas whatever the weather!

Claydon House (national Trust)

A grand 18th-century country house, built to impress, in a country setting. Their South Lawn is a perfect picnic spot or explore the West Terrace along with shopping in the courtyard or eating at the Phoenix kitchen. A lovely way to spend a day.

We consider ourselves lucky to be surrounded by the rich history that Waddesdon and the local area have to offer. With so much to see and do in the local area, The Lion is well placed to host guests just passing through, and those making a day of exploring Waddesdon.


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