Cliveden's iconic mansion house
Learn more about the history, mystery, intrigue and scandal surrounding Cliveden on a guided tour of the house.
Built in 1666 by the 2nd Duke of Buckingham as a gift to his mistress, Cliveden house has remained a pinnacle of intrigue and glamour for the elite. Enriched with antique furniture and period features, it has stayed true to its roots whilst also providing a luxurious setting to rest, meet and play.
Take a guided tour of the house
Cliveden house is currently leased as a luxury country house hotel and, to protect the privacy of its guests, the house is not open to the public. However, for limited times of the year the doors of the glamorous ground floor open to visitors on a 30 minute guided tour, run by our volunteers.
On the tour this year you'll learn about how were celebrating the centenery of Nancy Astor becoming the first woman to take a seat in British Parliament, paving the way for future generations of female politicians from all backgrounds. This is part of a wider programme at the property; 'Nancy Astor; vigour, vitality and cheek' programme;
You'll also have a chance to see some of the most intriguing rooms, some of which were enjoyed by the likes of Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin and the Queen Mother.
House tours dates and times
From 4 March – 31 October 2019 Monday's, Tuesday's and Thursday's*: 11am - 12.30pm
*Please note, our Thursday tours involve more steps. Therefore, we recommend visitors with access needs favour the Monday or Tuesday tours.
Book your tickets
To attend a tour you must reserve your space by obtaining a timed-ticket from the information centre. Tickets are free for National Trust members, for non-members tickets cost £2 for an adult and £1 for a child.
Soak up the atmosphere of this former celebrity hangout
Please note no internal photography of the House or Chapel is permitted at any time.