Busy days at Cliveden

Father Christmas and his helper greet a crowd

During peak times, such as the Christmas period, Bank Holidays, half-term and sunny Sunday's we encounter a high number of visitors to the site. Read our top tips to ensure that your day is filled with nothing but fun.

Arrive Early

Car parking spaces are limited. Once they’re filled, we sadly can’t admit further visitors. Buddy up with friends if you’re travelling by car, and arrive early in the day to avoid disappointment (we open at 10am).  

Be Adventurous

Cliveden extends far beyond the house and formal gardens. If you’re feeling active, why not explore the acres of woodland or the ancient orchard in the Round Garden? You could also escape the beaten track by venturing down to the riverfront to see one of Bernar Venet’s most striking sculptures. Comfortable walking shoes required.

Explore the Commons

Discover local Trust land Maidnehead and Cookham Commons. The long history of the area is often overlooked, despite the rich diversity of the area. Discover a wildflower meadow at Pinkneys Green, choose a walking route through Maidenhead Thicket or see the historic bronze-age burial mound at Cock Marsh.

Stay Updated

Before you begin your journey, check our website homepage for live updates. If we reach full capacity, we’ll be sure to post an emergency notice.  

Safety First

Visitor safety is our priority. We're here to ensure that you leave with only happy memories, so please tell our staff if you require assistance or if you see anything that concerns you.