Cliveden - National Trust

Cliveden - National Trust

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014





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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

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

For details contact


  • 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.
Autumn leaves

Autumn Season - Tuesday Garden Tours

  • 21 October 2014 2-3pm *on now
  • 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


Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £9.90, Child: £4.95.

Hallowe'en trail at Cliveden

  • 25 — 26 October 2014 10am-5pm
  • 27 October — 2 November 2014

Go along dressed up in you scariest outfit and complete the scary challenges and questions along the trail. Head to the Information Centre to pick up your copy of the trail and once you are done, don't forget to collect your chocolate prize!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13


Children £1 plus usual admission prices. No booking needed.


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


£2.00 per child. Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £9.90, Child: £4.95.

photograph of pine cone and holly

Wreath Making

  • 2 December 2014 1:30-4pm
  • 3 December 2014 10am-12:30pm, 1:30-4pm

We provide the greenery and expert tuition, but also have many beautiful items such as ribbon, candles and silk flowers for you to buy on the day to add to your wreath.

The event is held in the Orangery, so we will meet you there.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£35.00 per person.


Christmas trail at Cliveden

  • 6 — 7 December 2014 10am-2:30pm
  • 13 — 14 December 2014 10am-2:30pm
  • 20 — 21 December 2014 10am-2:30pm

Follow his festive trail around the gardens, have a go at the activities on route and pick up little stocking-filler gifts. Ideal for children aged 4 years and above.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6


Children £5 plus usual admission prices. No booking needed.