What to expect on your visit to Cliveden

Snowdrops at Cliveden 2022

We are delighted to be able to continue to welcome you to Cliveden. The formal gardens, maze and wider estate are open, along with the toilet facilities, Temporary Forecourt Cafe and refreshment kiosk. We're open seven days a week and we no longer have a booking system in place for visits.


Our team will welcome you from a safe distance, without any need for you to get out of your vehicle. Admission for National Trust members is free, but if you are not a member you will need to pay for entry to the property. If you are a National Trust member please have your membership card ready to show us. There is no time limit for your visit to Cliveden, so once you have entered the estate you are welcome to stay and explore for the rest of the day if you wish. The estate closes at 4pm.

Cliveden's Walled Garden car park
The entrace to Cliveden's Walled Garden car park
Cliveden's Walled Garden car park


If you arrive through our main entrance, after being welcomed by our team you will be directed to our Walled Garden car park. This car park has a limited number of spaces and tends to fill up quickly, but there is overflow parking available just a short walk away. We have a limited number of Blue Badge parking spaces available and are grateful to you for helping us reserve them for those visitors who need them most. Larger vehicles, such as campervans, are welcome but may be directed to a separate parking area and will not be able to stay on the property overnight. 

If you are entering the estate via our woodland entrance you will find a small woodland car park. Please come prepared for the weather as this area can get muddy. The last entry to the woodland car park is at 3.30pm. The woodland car park will close at 4pm, so please ensure you return to your vehicle in plenty of time. 


Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow government guidance when you visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our top priority. In England face coverings are required in shops, and recommended in enclosed and crowded areas.  Our facilities are all regularly cleaned throughout the day. A great way to look after the safety of yourself and others is to explore further afield than usual. Cliveden estate covers over 376 acres of land, and our woodlands and wider estate are perfect for an adventure. Collect an estate map from the outside of the Information Centre in the Walled Garden before setting off.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.


What’s open?

Cliveden’s formal gardens and woodland are open to explore, including the maze in the Water Garden. The Storybook Play Den is open for children to enjoy and is safety checked daily. We may keep this area closed if the conditions are icy. 

All toilet facilities across the estate are open and cleaned regularly throughout the day.

Please check the website for Doll’s House Café opening times. The Cliveden Shop is open and the Temporary Forecourt Cafe and Refreshment Kiosk in the Walled Garden remain open for hot and cold drinks and snacks.  Picnic tables can be found in the Water Garden, in the Picnic area and around the estate.

Please note that dogs are not permitted in the Temporary Forecourt Cafe.

Remember your reusable cup
Every time you present a reusable cup when you order a hot drink at one of our cafes, tea rooms or kiosks*, we'll give you 25p off as a thank you for helping the environment by reducing the number of disposable cups used. This promotion replaces the hot drinks loyalty card scheme, which closed in February 2021.
*Discount not guaranteed at food outlets operated by third parties.

Cliveden House is leased as a five-star hotel and is not open to the public. 



Throughout Cliveden’s formal gardens you will find mainly hard gravel paths, with some steep slopes, undulating terrain and steps. The paths in the woodlands and wider estate are more natural and can be muddy, stony or obstructed by tree roots. Access maps are available to collect from outside the Information Centre in the Walled Garden car park, where Blue Badge parking is also available. Accessible toilets are located in the Gas Yard, near the Storybook Play Den and at the Conservatory Café. Hearing loops are fixed at every till point. Cliveden's shuttle bus service is available on request and we have wheelchairs and all-terrain trikes available to hire for free. Please pre-book by calling 01628 605069 or emailing cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Click here to view our accessible paths estate map. 



Upcoming events

Cliveden House Visits September - December 2022

Mon 05 Sep 2022
An opportunity to peek inside Cliveden House, which operates as a five-star hotel and is not usually open to the public. Tickets are required, please collect from them from the Information Centre on the day.