Cliveden House is one of the Thames Valley’s most magnificent country hotels with a fascinating history and long list of prestigious guests both past and present. More about the History of Cliveden.
This is the place for special occasions and to indulge in the finest things in life.
Cliveden is a grand Italianate mansion set amongst 376 acres of National Trust managed Grade I listed formal gardens and woodlands. From it’s high vantage point upon chalk cliffs, some 40 metres above the River Thames, the house commands breathtaking views over the beautiful Berkshire countryside.
Cliveden, meaning “valley among the cliffs”, has been the site of three grand houses since 1666. One of which was destroyed by a devastating fire in 1795. From its early beginnings Cliveden has been home to one Earl, three Countesses, two Dukes, a Prince of Wales and the Viscounts Astor.
Today the house is owned by the National Trust who lease the property as a five-star hotel. The surrounding gardens and woodlands are open to the public and tours of parts of the ground floor are available on certain days. Timed tickets are essential for these tours which take place on Thursdays and Sundays between 3pm and 5.30 pm until 27 October 2013.
The Gardens at Cliveden
The gardens are a mix of formal planted borders, woodland walks, hidden gardens, water gardens, rose gardens, mazes and picnic areas.
Visiting Cliveden House
Address: Cliveden Road, Taplow, Maidenhead, SL6 0JA
Telephone: 01628 605069
OS Grid Ref: 175:SU915851
For up to date visiting times and information visit the National Trust website.