History

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A female figure overlooks the war graves in the Memorial Garden © National Trust/ Meghan Doran

A female figure overlooks the war graves in the Memorial Garden

Life during the First World War

Did you know that a hospital was set up on the estate at the start of the First World War? A Memorial Garden created at the time can still be visited today, acting as a reminder of the impact the war had on life here.

Find out more about the hospital

Find out more about what life was like here during the First World War

A favourite with royalty

Cliveden has been visited by virtually every British monarch since Lord Orkney hosted George I here. Throughout the years, Cliveden's owners have been friends of the royal family and a prince even called Cliveden home.

Scandal that rocked the nation

Throughout its history Cliveden has experienced its fair share of scandal. But Cliveden's reputation was secured forever in 1963 when it was revealed that John Profumo first met Christine Keeler here.

The families of Cliveden

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