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Cliveden

Type:Garden

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

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National Trust Cliveden: Daffodils Walking Trail

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About

Relax in the informal spendour 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 guided and self-guided walks and 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.

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

The Gilded Gardens of Cliveden

Throughout March and April, 10am – 5.30pm

Golden daffodils carpet the grounds of Cliveden’s vast gardens and woodlands the National Trust look after. New for this year, 57 different varieties have been introduced to estate, meaning the spectacle will be bigger and brighter than ever before. Pick up a free self-guided walking leaflet from the information centre to enjoy the daffodils from hard standing paths and without damaging the delicate plants.  Find out more about the Gilded Gardens of Cliveden.

National Trust Cliveden 2019

In 1919 Nancy Astor became the first woman to take her seat in Parliament, paving the way for future generations of female politicians from all backgrounds.  Throughout 2019, an exciting programme of events and exhibitions will take place at Cliveden based upon several key themes: Nancy's legacy as a politician and champion of women's rights, as a wife and mother and as an entertainer of celebrities and controversial characters.

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
2019 Adult - Gift Aid£16.00 per ticket
2019 Child - Gift Aid£9.00 per ticket
2019 Family - Gift Aid£41.00 per ticket
Group Adult Minimum group size 15£10.00 per ticket
Group Child Minimum group size 15£5.00 per ticket

Gift Aid admission included in the price. For standard prices ask at the attraction.
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
  • LGBT Friendly
  • 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

Special Offers

  • Cadbury's Easter Trail: Springing into Life, 6-22 April 2019, 1000 to 1530. Leap into spring with our interactive, nature-themed children's trail. Explore Cliveden's beautiful grounds before rewarding yourself with a delicious chocolatey treat. No pre-booking required. £3 per child, normal admission applies.

    More offers like this - Easter Offers

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Recent Reviews:

  • places2seeplaces2go
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Simply Beautiful Grounds
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 7th March 2019
    We recently visited the National Trust grounds whilst having a 2 night stay at the equally stunning Cliveden House. We were there during the unseasonably warm spell we had in February & took the... Read full review
  • Paul S
    Dallas, Texas
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Dining like the Astors
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 14th March 2019
    Beautiful grand house and gardens with superb lunch and High tea options. The menu caters for all taste buds. The library is steeped in history and the service sublime Read full review
  • Clive G
    London, United Kingdom
    Lovely gardens; great for a stroll
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th March 2019
    Cliveden House is sited in an enviable location with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The gardens are attractive, particularly the Water Garden, and they’re well worth a stroll for... 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

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

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