Cliveden view

Cliveden - Opulence, ambience and historical scandals

With its breath-taking grandeur, delightful gardens and spectacular views over the River Thames and beyond, Cliveden has always been a magnet for the wealthiest and most powerful people in the land. Now you too can experience the magic of Cliveden as you enjoy and explore the fine gardens and grounds at your leisure. Towering trees, magnificent formal gardens and glorious wild areas offer an unrivalled backdrop to the perfect seasonal stroll or day out. The magnificent mansion is leased as a private hotel, part of which is open to National Trust visitors on Thursday and Sunday afternoons (April to October). The gardens are open all year round and are an absolute must if visiting the area.

Highlights of Cliveden

  • Cliveden's famous terrace with stunning views
  • Spectacular new seasonal planting on the Parterre
  • Woodland walks along an idyllic stretch of the River Thames
  • The Long Garden with distinctive topiary - planted with 25,000 tulips for spring
  • Colourful herbaceous borders at their splendid best in mid-summer
  • Eat at the Orangery with delicious home-cooked seasonal food


  • Children's play area
  • Shuttle bus for less able visitors

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