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Glorious gardens overlooking the River Thames

Set high above the Thames with far-reaching views, Cliveden’s impressive gardens and majestic woodlands capture the grandeur of a bygone age.

Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls and royalty as you explore a series of gardens, each with their own special charm. From the formality of the Parterre with its vibrant floral displays to the quirky statuary and topiary in the Long Garden, the gardens will delight you in every season.

For younger visitors, the Storybook Play Den encourages imaginations to run wild as you 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.

The formal gardens give way to secluded glades, tree-lined avenues and picturesque riverside with miles of woodland walks to discover.

The house is now a luxury hotel but you can take a peek inside by joining a short guided tour on Thursday or Sunday afternoons from April to October (timed ticket required).

Christmas treats

Start your Christmas with a festive trail around our gardens or join in one of our seasonal workshops.

Why not indulge in a delicious three-course Christmas lunch in our Orangery Cafe or treat yourself in our shop?

You can even buy your Christmas tree and decorations here.

Autumn colour

Colourful leaves frame the Blenheim Pavillion © National Trust / Meghan Doran

Colourful leaves frame the Blenheim Pavillion

There's still some autumn colour around our gardens and woodlands. Head to the Water Garden for the last of this year's vibrant leaf colour or take a walk under golden canopies and crunch through leaves in the woodlands.

Autumn colour

Wander through the autumn colour in the Water Garden © National Trust / Paul Watson

Wander through the autumn colour in the Water Garden

There's still some autumn colour around our gardens and woodlands. Head to the Water Garden for the last of this year's vibrant leaf colour or take a walk under golden canopies and crunch through leaves in the woodlands.

Whatever the weather

Don't worry if it's raining... put on your wellies and stretch your legs with a riverside or woodland walk.

Or explore the formal gardens and dodge the showers by popping into our coffee shop for a warming drink. 

Outdoor adventures

Have an outdoor adventure this autumn and winter with our list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.

There are loads of things you can tick off here from hunting for bugs, running around in the rain and making a trail with sticks.

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