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Cliveden

Cliveden Parterre

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Type: Garden

Nestled high above the River Thames with panoramic views over the Berkshire countryside, these National Trust gardens capture the grandeur of a bygone age.

Over the course of 300 years, each family that fell in love with this place added their own extravagant touch, creating a series of distinct gardens. From carpets of spring bulbs and vibrant floral displays on the elaborate Parterre, to the intimate Rose Garden and rich autumn colour in the oriental Water Garden, each area is designed purely for pleasure.  The formal gardens give way to open glades, majestic beech woodland and picturesque Thames riverbank with miles of walks to discover.

Meanwhile, the storybook-themed play area encourages young imaginations to run wild as children play amongst wooden carvings of favourite storybook characters whilst the 500 metres of winding paths in the Cliveden Maze make it a challenge for all ages to find the centre.

A glittering hub of society, Cliveden was home to dukes, earls, viscounts and for a while a prince, hosting exclusive parties and political gatherings, before becoming infamously associated with the Profumo Affair in the 1960s. Cliveden House is now a luxury hotel but visitors can take a peek inside by joining a short guided tour on Thursday or Sunday afternoons from April to October (timed ticket required).

Cliveden is open mid-February – end December, 10am – 5.30pm (or dusk if earlier)

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Gift Aid£11.00 per ticket
Child - Gift Aid£5.50 per ticket
Family - Gift Aid£27.50 per ticket

Gift Aid admission included in the price. For standard prices ask at the attraction.
National Trust Members free

Opening Times

2017 (13 Feb 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

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Contact Details

Cliveden
Taplow
Nr Maidenhead
Buckinghamshire
SL6 0JA

Tel: +44 01628 605069

Fax: +44 01628 669461

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area

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

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

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
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - Minimum group size 15
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

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

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