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Cliveden

Type:Garden

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

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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.

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.

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

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    576
  • Very Good
    339
  • Average
    79
  • Poor
    33
  • Terrible
    25

Recent Reviews:

  • TheRocket11
    Wendover,Bucks,England
    Outstanding service
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 15th November 2019
    This venue confirms the old adage, that you only get what you pay for. A superb setting for our afternoon tea. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble and the... Read full review
  • cornishcat21
    Hampshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great house tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 27th November 2019
    Lovely house tour. You only see a few rooms within this hotel, but they are worth seeing. Our guide was very interesting and told us great tales about the Astor family. You can now prebook house... Read full review
  • Jackman1966
    Hampshire, United Kingdom
    Great for watching kites
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 7th December 2019
    Cliveden was beautiful on a clear cold late autumnal day, with a few orange leaves still on the trees in the water garden. There are plenty of opportunities for big walks and big views with lots of... 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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