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Cliveden

Type:Garden

Cliveden, Taplow, Nr Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8NS

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Children running through daffodils at Cliveden in the springtime, image copyright Chris Lacey

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Relax in the informal splendour of Cliveden's stunning gardens and enjoy exploring the peaceful woodlands and Thames riverbank. Discover a garden that delights through the seasons with colourful planting schemes, miles of walks and breathtaking views as well as a giant maze that will entertain all ages. Complete your day out with delicious home-cooked lunches and teas and a visit to the gift shop.

Little known facts:

1. The Cliveden Maze has almost 500 metres of paths and 1,100 yew trees were planted to make the hedges.
2. Cliveden's famous parterre is planted up with up to 25,000 bedding plants and bulbs every spring and summer.

Enjoy a year-round programme of fantastic events at National Trust Cliveden for adults, children and families.  Explore the estate on school-holiday trails.  Watch open-air theatre.  Get a bird's eye view during a tree climbing adventure.  Visit National Trust Cliveden's website for the full events programme and to read about our boating offer which runs on the Cliveden stretch of the Thames from April until October.

Garden open: 1 January until 31 December 10am - 5.30pm or dusk if earlier. Closed 24 & 25 December.

50 Things to do at Cliveden before you're 125¾

2020 marks the 125th birthday of the National Trust and to celebrate, Cliveden has published a list of 50 Things to do at Cliveden before you’re 125¾.

The list was compiled from suggestions from estate staff and volunteers, as well as the general public, who were asked on social media to submit their favourite things to do on the estate.

The list can be enjoyed by all ages and comprises suggestions for things to do across the whole estate, such as ‘Choose your favourite scent in the Water Garden’, and ‘Strike a pose and mimic one of the sculptures you find in the gardens’.

Pick up the list from Cliveden's Info Centre in the Walled Garden or download from Cliveden's website.
 

Group visits to Cliveden

Cliveden welcomes group visits throughout the year, Monday to Friday.  We recommend you allow three to four hours to see the formal gardens and have enough time to stop for lunch or tea.  Your group will be met on arrival and our friendly staff will offer welcome leaflets to all the party to help them get the most out of their visit.  Your greeter will also be able to direct you to key features and facilities and will assist the group organiser with ticket purchases as necessary.  Group menus and garden and house tours available for pre-booked groups.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2020 Adult£16.00 per ticket
2020 Child£9.00 per ticket
2020 Family£41.00 per ticket
2020 One Adult Family Ticket£25.00 per ticket
Group Adult Minimum group size 15£12.00 per ticket

National Trust Members free

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups - Set menus available if booked in advance
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Cafe and Coffee Shop
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Dogs welcome - We welcome dogs in more areas of the estate then ever before. This includes allowing dogs on leads in most formal areas and outside our catering facilities. Pick up a dog walkers' guide
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Public Telephone
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking - (included in admission fee)
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking - Parking included within admission fees
  • Parking (free) - (included in admission fee)
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - Minimum 2 hours, up to all day
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Advance booking required. See the 'about' section for more information on group visits. Group menus available for pre-booked groups. Special tours also available of the house and gardens.
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - Minimum group size 15
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Information Point
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Advance booking required and additional charges apply

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 15
  • Wi-fi available

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    575
  • Very Good
    341
  • Average
    79
  • Poor
    33
  • Terrible
    25

Recent Reviews:

  • dianepF7288JQ
    Lancaster, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Family Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 16th January 2020
    Wounderful walks in beautiful grounds and along the Thames river. The gardens ate beautifully manicured. A real experience. Read full review
  • Annacarla17
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A great place for a wander
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th January 2020
    Cliveden is our local National Trust place and whatever time of year we visit, the grounds and gardens are beautiful. Dogs are allowed on a lead which is good- however, they won’t let them into the... Read full review
  • HCT1962
    Reading, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great woodland walks...
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 10th February 2020
    This was our first visit in 2020. Always worth a visit and we struck lucky with the weather. We enjoy the walks around the woodlands and along the Thames. Crocus and snowdrops were beautiful. We’ll... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M4 take exit 7 onto A4 to Maidenhead, or from M40 take exit 4 onto A404 to Marlow and follow brown signs. Entrance opposite Feathers Inn. Sat Nav: enter Cliveden Road and SL1 8NS.

Public Transport Directions

Train: Taplow (not Sunday) 2 1/2 miles, Burnham 3 miles.

Opening Times

2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

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