What to expect on your visit to Cliveden

alliums form geometric, architectural shapes in the cold borders at Cliveden

We are delighted to be able to continue to welcome you to Cliveden for local exercise. The formal gardens and wider estate are open, along with the toilet facilities, Conservatory Cafe and refreshment kiosk. Pre-booking your ticket to the estate is essential in order to guarantee entry.

Arrival

On arrival to Cliveden, please have your booking information ready, we will need to know the name your booking was made under, and the time slot you booked for in order to tick you off our list. 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 we can offer you entry without a ticket and 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, whether you have booked or not. 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 5.30pm.

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

Parking

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 woodland car park will close at 5.00pm, so please ensure you return to your vehicle in plenty of time. If you want to stay longer then please ensure you park in the main car park, instead of the woodland car park.

 

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and 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. Please bring a face covering with you, as you will be required to wear one when using the toilet facilities and in some other enclosed areas on the estate. 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, excluding the maze which remains closed due to social distancing guidance. In some areas you may notice there are one-way systems in place. The Storybook Play Den is open for children to enjoy and is safety checked daily. We may keep this area closed if there are any safety concerns. Please ask a team member if you would like an update on when the play area might re-open.

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

The Doll’s House Café is currently closed, but the Cliveden Shop is open and the Conservatory Café and Refreshment Kiosk in the Walled Garden remain open for takeaway hot drinks and snacks. Outdoor seating is available by the Conservatory Café, or why not enjoy a picnic? Picnic tables can be found in the Water Garden, in the Picnic area and around the estate.

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. 

 

Accessibility

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 currently unavailable but we do 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. 

How to book

All visitors must book a ticket in advance, including members. Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance.

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don't need a ticket.
  • You'll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only
  • Bookings are for your use only and are not available for resale
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 3pm the day before your visit.
Due to limited spaces, we're asking that you only book once a week to allow others a chance to visit.

Bluebells in Cliveden's woodlands
Bluebells at Cliveden
Bluebells in Cliveden's woodlands

 

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Cliveden (14 June - 20 June)

Mon 14 Jun 2021
09:30-16:30
Book your timed entry to visit Cliveden.