Cliveden

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Taplow, Maidenhead,
Buckinghamshire, SL6 0JA

01628 605069

01628 669461

cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Garden: mid Feb - end Oct, 10 - 5:30
Nov and Dec, 10 - 4
Woodlands: Jan - mid Feb, 10 - 4,
mid Feb - end Oct, 10 - 5:30
Nov and Dec, 10 - 4
Whole estate closed 24th and 25th December.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Advance booking required for groups. Coach park Pre-booking only.

Group Appointment: No
House Open for Viewing: Yes

2nd Apr - 29th Oct, Thurs & Sun; 3 - 5pm

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

Saturday 25th April, 10am - 5.30pm

Best Times of Year to Visit:

March to October

To see:

Spring and summer bedding schemes on the Parterre and Long Garden displays and autumn colours in the Water Garden.

Admission Prices

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets)
Garden (February to December): adult £10.50 (£9.50), child £5.25 (£4.75), family £26.25 (£23.75).

Woodlands (NOTE: prices 1 Jan - 13 Feb only): adult £4.75 (£4.25), child £2.35 (£2.10), family £11.85 (£10.60).

House (Standard Admission): adult £2.00, child £1.00.

Travel to Cliveden by 'Green transport' and receive a £1 voucher to spend in the National Trust shop or cafe.
Mooring charge on Cliveden Reach (£9.00 per 24 hours; including members) does not include entry fee to Cliveden. Tickets from River Warden. Mooring at suitable locations for more than mile downstream from Cliveden boathouse

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Dogs in woodlands only. Wheelchairs available, Braille guide. Storybook themed play area, Maze, family trails.

Garden Features & Events
English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
I
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities


Hotels & Accommodation:

Cliveden House Hotel

Restaurants:

Cliveden House Hotel

Inns & Pubs:

The Feathers, Taplow (opposite main entrance) Stag & Huntsman, Hambledon

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Nearby Marlow, Henley and Windsor

Description of Garden

Set high above the River Thames with far-reaching views, these beautiful gardens capture the grandeur of a bygone age. Stroll through a series of impressive gardens, each with their own special charm. From the iconic parterre with its ever-changing floral displays to the statuary and topiary in the Long Garden the gardens delight in every season. Formal gardens give way to open glades, majestic woodland and picturesque Thames riverbank with miles of walks to discover.

History Of Garden

For more than 300 years Cliveden was home to dukes, earls, viscounts and for a while a prince. A glittering hub of society, Cliveden hosted exclusive parties and political gatherings, later becoming infamously associated with the Profumo Affair. The gardens have been visited by virtually every British Monarch since George I and many famous designers, including John Fleming, Nora Lindsay and most recently Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe have helped shape them. The current house, which was built by Sir Charles Barry in 1850 and subsequently bought by Lord Astor in 1893, is now a luxury hotel.

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