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Cliveden

Type:Garden

Cliveden, Taplow, Nr Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL6 0JA

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Cliveden's Parterre

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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.

GROUP VISITS AT 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.

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.

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

Misrepresented?

Part of the 'Women and Power' programme 

Throughout 2018, we’re looking at four women who lived at Cliveden and comparing different accounts of them from their contemporaries, the press, and the history books. How did people of their time view them? What legacy have they left behind and how do we see them now with the benefit of hindsight? Have they been portrayed fairly, or have they – like so many others - been misrepresented? 

•    Elizabeth Villers: The Royal Mistress: 1657 – 1733
•    Princess Augusta: The Scheming Princess 1719 - 1772
•    Harriet, Duchess of Sutherland : The Champagne Socialist 1806 – 1868
•    Nancy Astor: The Rattlesnake in the House 1879 - 1964 

Cliveden’s Women 
19 February – 13 July
An outdoor exhibition of local women’s portraits. Inspiring women with a connection to Cliveden share their important and striking real-life stories. 

A Room of One’s Own
June – November 
For Cliveden’s four women, Cliveden’s gardens were truly ‘the rooms of their own’ – their space to be creatively fulfilled and independent. We’ve invited an artist to express this sense of freedom in a room unboxed. 

The Cliveden Suite
September – November 
We’re commissioning a musician to create four pieces of music based on our four Cliveden women. Together, these will create 'The Cliveden Suite.' 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Gift Aid£14.00 per ticket
Child - Gift Aid£7.00 per ticket
Family - Gift Aid£35.00 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
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • 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 - Only in Woodlands (assistance dogs only in the Gardens)
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Guided tours
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Public Telephone
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking - (included in admission fee)
  • 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
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

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

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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    492
  • Very Good
    298
  • Average
    72
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    16

Recent Reviews:

  • drdmwalker
    Hastings, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    One of the best National Trust sites
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 4th November 2018
    Clivedon is such a beautiful site I can strongly recommend a visit. The stately home is elegant especially viewed from the parterre, the grounds are excellent for walking, and the entire place is... Read full review
  • Emar B
    Penrith, United Kingdom
    Only if you enjoy walking
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 8th November 2018
    We were told the history which was very interesting but couldn’t go around the house because of it being a hotel. With a rollator it was hard going for me to do the walking and couldn’t get down to... Read full review
  • Peter B
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    For those that enjoy walking
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 9th November 2018
    While the house is used as a hotel the grounds are open to the public. For views across the countryside or walking down to the Thames it is marvellous. Some of the trails aren't suitable to people... 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

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

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