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National Trust Cliveden

Closes in 23 min: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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For those that enjoy walking

While the house is used as a hotel the grounds are open to the public. For views across the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter B
London, United Kingdom
Only if you enjoy walking

We were told the history which was very interesting but couldn’t go around the house because of it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Emar B
Penrith, United Kingdom
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Over 370 acres of picturesque gardens and woodlands set high above the River Thames in Buckinghamshire.
Closes in 23 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Taplow SL1 8NS, England
+44 1628 605069
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While the house is used as a hotel the grounds are open to the public. For views across the countryside or walking down to the Thames it is marvellous. Some of the trails aren't suitable to people who are unsteady on their feet though most...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were told the history which was very interesting but couldn’t go around the house because of it being a hotel. With a rollator it was hard going for me to do the walking and couldn’t get down to the Thames. Cafe was quite good...More

Thank Emar B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clivedon is such a beautiful site I can strongly recommend a visit. The stately home is elegant especially viewed from the parterre, the grounds are excellent for walking, and the entire place is steeped in history. If you get the chance visit the hotel for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is what the National Trust does so well - the gardens here are magnificent - especially the Long Garden and the Rose Garden. The whole estate is worth exploring, with riverside views, the Astor family chapel and so much more to see. We also...More

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cliveden dates back to the 17th century, and was owned by a succession of nobility until the Astors purchased it around the turn of the 20th century. The house on the property is a private hotel, not open to visitors to the NT site,...More

1  Thank aflynn33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met up with two families and their 7 chldren all under 7. We were 16 in all. It was a beautiful sunny autumn day and a great tme was had by old and young. It is such a child friendly place with maze, lake...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have consistently received poor service every time we visit - long queues, lack of cups, poor staff morale (staff shortages) ineffective management & poor facilities needing investment. This is probably one of the busiest NT venues in SE, great gardens & location but suffered...More

1  Thank gtp2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was expecting a lot better!! Cliveden is lovely and we visit often, so we thought we would take our grandchildren there to see the apple day. Had attended another apple day at a National Trust house a couple of years ago which was excellent. This...More

Thank mikeja1804
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We like Cliveden and we were extremely eager to enjoy the Apple Weekend advertised as child friendly which was also listed as providing several activities for children. Our toddler was bored. The map provided was for children who could write and read! We walked around...More

1  Thank tryintobfair
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely awful experience to get a drink here. Unbelievably slow and you spend your day with family queuing! Cliveden you need to get your act sorted out it’s been like this for a few years now. This is a lovely place really let down by...More

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6 August 2018|
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Response from Jaan6482 | Reviewed this property |
To be honest don’t really know I suppose it would depend on the size of your party, it was very busy when we went and there was 5 of us and it was no issue at the time !
9 July 2018|
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Response from 388sallyb | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I don't recall seeing any. However, there is plenty of access for wheelchairs, pushchairs etc
8 June 2018|
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Response from Mary W | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen any bikes there - unlikely as it is a popular venue for families with young children and walkers of all ages.