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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

Open daily 25 October - 2 November, 11am-3.30pm

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.

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

Half-term fun

Enjoy kicking through leaves © NTPL/John Millar

Enjoy kicking through leaves

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, every day 25 October - 2 November.

Half-term fun

Join us for a Wild Wednesday all about nuts and seeds © NTPL/John Millar

Join us for a Wild Wednesday all about nuts and seeds

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, every day 25 October - 2 November.

Half-term fun

Follow the fun Hallowe'en trail © NTPL/National Trust

Follow the fun Hallowe'en trail

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, every day 25 October - 2 November..

Autumn colour

In autumn the leaves around our gardens and woodlands change colour and become the stars of the show.

The oriental pagoda will be framed by vibrant gold and crimson maple leaves whilst beech trees form a copper canopy in the woodlands.

Special house tours

Monday 3, 10 and 24 November

Join one of our exclusive 'behind the scenes' tours and explore inside Cliveden House, followed by a delicious two course lunch in our Orangery Café.

  • £35 per person
  • Advanced booking needed.

Share your stories

We'd love to hear about your visit. You can share your stories and pictures with us, even after closing time...

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