Cliveden - National Trust
Set high above the River Thames with far-reaching views, Cliveden’s beautiful gardens capture the grandeur of a bygone age. Cliveden was the glittering hub of society; visited by virtually every British Monarch since George I and home to Waldorf and Nancy Astor in the early 20th century. Cliveden hosted exclusive parties and political gatherings and in the 1960s become infamously associated with the Profumo Affair.
Today, you can discover a garden that delights throughout the seasons with colourful planting schemes for the famous Parterre, newly restored Rose Garden, distinctive topiary and an outstanding sculpture collection. The formal gardens give way to open glades, majestic woodland and picturesque Thames riverbank with miles of walks to discover. Not to be missed is the Cliveden Maze which covers over a third of an acre and has hedges that are two metres tall.
Complete your day out with delicious home-cooked lunches and teas in the Orangery Café and a visit to the National Trust shop.
Opening times: 10am – 5pm (summer) and 10am – 4pm (winter). Open every day, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Admission Rates: Gift Aid admission* Adult £14, Child £7, Family £35. NT members free
*Including a voluntary 10% donation; visitors can, however, choose to pay the standard admission prices which are displayed at the property and at www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
Group Rates: Minimum group size 15. Adults £10 - sorry not Sundays or bank holidays
Facilities: Visitor Centre, Shop, Plant Sales, Cafe, Teas, Film.
Disabled Access: Yes. Wheelchair loan available
Toilets on site: Yes
Car Parking on site: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Guided Tours: Yes, booking required.
Length of Visit: 2 – 3 hours
Booking Contact: Cliveden, Taplow, Nr. Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8NS
Booking Tel No.01628 605069.
Location: M4 Junction 7 to A4 or M40 Junction 4 to A404