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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).

Last chance to slide

Our giant slide entertains both children and the young at heart, but it won't be around for much longer... Your last chance to slide will be Sunday 2 November.

  • Open weekends until 19 October, 1-4.30pm
  • Daily 25 October- 2 November, 11am-3.30pm

Opening is subject to slide and weather conditions. Suggested £2 donation.

Autumn colour

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

Wander through the autumn colour in the Water Garden

The leaves are beginning to turn and as autumn progresses they'll become the stars of the show. In our Water Garden the oriental pagoda will be framed by vibrant gold and crimson maple leaves whilst beech trees will form a copper canopy in the woodlands.

Autumn colour

Enjoy tree-lined avenues full of colour © National Trust / Paul Watson

Enjoy tree-lined avenues full of colour

The leaves are beginning to turn and as autumn progresses they'll become the stars of the show. In our Water Garden the oriental pagoda will be framed by vibrant gold and crimson maple leaves whilst beech trees will form a copper canopy in the woodlands.

Half-term fun

We've got lots of family events and activities planned for half-term. 

Join us for our last Wild Wednesday of the year on 29 October and have a 'spooktacular' time on our Hallowe'en trail, held every day throughout the week.

Great British Walk

Join us for a Great British Walk this autumn and discover this season's spectrum of colours.

It's a great time of year to explore our woodlands as the leaves turn golden and bronze, framing views over surrounding countryside.

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