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National Trust Cliveden

Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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5 star walk ...

This time we walked the surrounding wood land paths, rather than the actual house grounds. There's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
machinmad
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Beautiful place

Full of history, beautiful gardens, friendly staff and a trip on the river is well worth while. you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tony b
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Over 370 acres of picturesque gardens and woodlands set high above the River Thames in Buckinghamshire.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This time we walked the surrounding wood land paths, rather than the actual house grounds. There's a highline walk through the trees and another path that clings to the river Thames. We went in November and the trees were beautifully russet, creating some marvelous reflections...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NT_Cliveden, Cliveden NT Team at National Trust Cliveden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear machinmad, Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review and 5 star rating following your recent visit to Cliveden National Trust. The formal gardens are beautiful and, as you say, the woodlands are very special with the views of the river...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full of history, beautiful gardens, friendly staff and a trip on the river is well worth while. you will not be disappointed .More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NT_Cliveden, Cliveden NT Team at National Trust Cliveden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tony B, Thank you for your positive comments and 5 star rating for Cliveden National Trust. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and have taken the time to provide us with this feedback. We hope to see you back soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly Cliveden to stunning. Amazing location. The restaurant was completely unprepared for visitors or the number of visitors. We arrived at the restaurant with children at 12. The queue was already long. Took us 25 mins to get served. Very few sandwiches. No cakes left...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NT_Cliveden, Cliveden NT Team at National Trust Cliveden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Paul Robert Jo S, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your comments following your recent visit to Cliveden. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the surroundings and location. However, we are sorry to read that your experience in the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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NT_Cliveden, Cliveden NT Team at National Trust Cliveden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Peter B, We really appreciate receiving your great review and comments about your recent visit. The estate is fantastic to walk around and take in the views of the house, grounds and woodlands as well as the Thames. We try to make it as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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NT_Cliveden, Cliveden NT Team at National Trust Cliveden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Emar B, The history of Cliveden National Trust is fascinating and there are opportunities to do a house tour from March through to October. We also have talks with our volunteer guides on the South Terrace and gardeners in the grounds at different times...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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NT_Cliveden, Cliveden NT Team at National Trust Cliveden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear drdmwalker, Thank you for your outstanding review, we really appreciate receiving feedback from our valued members and visitors. Walking around the grounds and extensive woodlands, show how very special the views are of both the house and down to the River Thames. We are...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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EmmaD28
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 !
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FidgeEngland
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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
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lisachristian679
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.
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