Cliveden - National Trust

Cliveden - National Trust
Taplow
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 0JA
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden

E-mail

cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

Infoline

01628 605069

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
View of the interior of Octagon Temple at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire.
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Grade I listed garden, extensive woodlands and Italianate mansion. This spectacular estate overlooking the River Thames has a series of gardens, each with its own character, featuring topiary, statuary, water gardens, a formal parterre, Octagon temple, informal vistas, woodland and riverside walks. The present house, the third on the site, was built by Charles Barry for the Duke of Sutherland in 1851. Once the home of Nancy, Lady Astor, it is now let as an hotel and is open only on certain days.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

Gardens open mid Feb to Dec. Details of house opening hours and more information see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden/

Admission charges

For details contact www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden/

Discounts

  • National Trust

Additional info

Separate parking for disabled. Drop-off point.
Building: Level entrance. 3 wheelchairs. Ground floor has steps, alternative route available.
WCs: Adapted WC by main car park and restaurant.
Grounds: Map of accessible route. 1 single-seater PMV, 3 multi-seater PMV, booking essential.
Shop: Level entrance. Refreshments: Level entrance. Accessible picnic tables.

Collection details

Architecture, Personalities

Key artists and exhibits

  • Nancy, Lady Astor
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of colourful kite

Wild Wednesday - Take to the Skies

  • 20 August 2014 11am-3pm *on now

Join us for a wonderful Wild Wednesday all about flying kites, cloud watching, blowing bubbles and lots more! Get invovled in some of our craft activites once you have finished this trail too! There is fun to be had whatever the weather. This event is a drop in session so booking is not necessary. Ideal for children between the ages of 4 and 11. All children must be supervised by a responsible adult during the event.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£2.00 per child.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Girls sitting in the woods

Wild Wednesday

  • 27 August 2014 11am-3pm

There is fun to be had whatever the weather. This is a drop in session ideal for children between the ages of 4 and 11 years. No booking necessary. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

This event is based outdoors so please wear practical clothing and footwear. The event will go ahead no matter what the weather so please bring an umbrella and waterproofs if we have wet weather.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£2.00 per child, normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Girl in the wood

Wild Wednesday - Astonishing Sticks!

  • 3 September 2014 11am-3pm

At this event, we will be discovering all the amazing activities that can be done with sticks! This witch and wizard themed event will also have craft activities available. There is fun to be had whatever the weather. This is a drop in session ideal for children between the ages of 4 and 11 years. No booking necessary. All children must be accomanied by a responsible adult.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£2.00 per child.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Heritage Open Days 2014: Cliveden

  • 13 September 2014

A visit to Cliveden is a wonderful day out for all the family. Relax in the beautiful Grade I listed gardens, wander in the woods or take a boat trip on the River Thames. Find your way to the middle of the Maze. A country retreat on a grand scale, Cliveden’s magnificent gardens and breath-taking views have been admired for centuries. Cliveden was once the glittering hub of society
visited by virtually every British Monarch since George I and home to Waldorf and Nancy Astor in the early 20th century. Cliveden was renowned for hosting exclusive parties and political gatherings, and later became infamously associated with the Profumo Affair.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/cliveden1

Autumn leaves

Autumn Season - Tuesday Garden Tours

  • 7 October 2014 2-3pm
  • 14 October 2014 2-3pm
  • 21 October 2014 2-3pm
  • 28 October 2014 2-3pm

Enjoy a free guided tour, and find out about the latest goings-on in the Gardens. Led by our enthusiastic staff and volunteers.These walks are very popular, so arrive early to ensure you secure a place. On a first come, first served basis. Please meet outside the Information Centre.

Suitable for

  • Any age
photograph of people pressing apples

Apple Days

  • 18 — 19 October 2014 11am-4pm

Taste our apples, have a go at apple pressing, take part in our trail, buy some cider and sit in our tractors. Lots of fun for all the family. Children must be supervised at all times.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of acorns

Wild Wednesday - Nuts and Seeds

  • 29 October 2014 11am-3pm

Get involved in some outdoor activities coordinated by our Gardens team. There is fun to be had whatever the weather. Suitable for children between 4 and 11 years of age. This is a drop in session so booking is not necessary.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£2.00 per child.

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