Cliveden

Type:Garden

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

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Cliveden's Long Garden

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About

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.

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.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.00 per ticket
Child£5.00 per ticket
Family£25.00 per ticket
One Adult Family Ticket£15.00 per ticket

Prices will change 17th May 2021. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, if you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

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

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Recent Reviews:

  • B217NOkeithh
    Great Place, drinks, snacks expensive! Bring your own.
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 18th January 2021
    The grounds at Cliveden provide great walks, with or without dog, the place isn't at it's best at present but come spring/summer it should explode with colour. The riverside is always magical. The... Read full review
  • Rafal O
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom
    bad, worse, the worst
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 2nd April 2021
    Bad, time wasting, not working booking system. Unknown "safety rules" applied for outdoor visitors. Close to impossible to book any visit. Policing visitors on entry. All the above "brilliant... Read full review
  • 128mattl
    Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    An NT Star Property
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 21st April 2021
    An outstanding NT property that is impeccably maintained (maybe as there's a very fancy hotel in the grounds too). Great facilities, plenty of parking, a good shop, cafes and places to walk both... 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

2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

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