Visiting the Maze at Cliveden

The Cliveden Maze, Buckinghamshire
Don't get lost in the maze…it's harder to solve than it looks National Trust / Clare Kendall

The impressive Cliveden Maze 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 members of the team on duty nearby who are 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.

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 Information Centre. 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.

Weekday visits

The maze can get very busy at weekends and during school holidays so if you'd like to avoid the crowds you may wish to consider visiting on a week day during term-time.