Visiting the Cliveden Maze

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The impressive Cliveden Maze is now open to visitors. The maze took two years to create and is a re-creation of a maze designed and built for Lord Astor, the former owner of Cliveden, in 1894.

When is the maze open?

The Cliveden Maze is open during garden opening times and last entry is 30 minutes before the gardens close.

In the event of severe weather it may be necessary to close the maze for health and safety reasons. 

Admission to the maze is included within your garden admission – there is no additional charge and timed tickets are not required.

Worried about getting lost?

Don't worry. Although the maze is more complicated than it first looks, most people solve the maze in less than 20 minutes. We also have a maze keeper on duty at the entrance to the maze who is on hand to help in an emergency. 

If you want to be sure you'll solve the maze and get to the centre, you can purchase a guide to the Cliveden Maze from the Gift Shop. This leaflet includes a plan of the maze showing the quickest way into the middle.

Did you know…

•    The maze has almost  500 metres of paths
•    It covers one third of an acre
•    Over 1,000 trees have been used to make the hedges
•    The hedges are two metres high
•    60 tonnes of gravel was used to make the paths

Admission Information

For their own wellbeing, children under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult inside the maze.

Unfortunately due to limited space it is not possible to take pushchairs, prams, bicycles or scooters inside the maze.


The Cliveden Maze is suitable for manual wheelchairs and wheelchairs are available to borrow from the maze keeper. Please call Cliveden on 01628 605 069 for more information or to reserve a manual wheelchair for your visit. 

As the maze is built to a historic design, there is not sufficient space or turning circles for electric wheelchairs.

The maze can get very busy at weekends and during holidays so you may wish to consider visiting on a quieter day.