Review: Cliveden – National Trust

We made use of our new National Trust membership to visit Cliveden, somewhere I’d heard lots about but never had a chance to visit. It was about 45 minutes from us with plenty of parking and a lovely feel from the moment you got out of your car.

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Unlike a lot of National Trust properties, Cliveden House isn’t open to the public and is now actually a hotel although it does have tours on certain days and times each week. Even so, the house was beautiful to see even just from the outside and had impressive grounds with such a great view – it was worth visiting just for that!

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We got a bit lost in search of the house, going completely the wrong way and having a lovely hour spent wandering through the forest. It wasn’t bad though and we got to see a lot of the Cliveden estate that we wouldn’t have seen otherwise – complete with a walk along part of the Thames!

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We spent most of the day in the gardens, the maze and the play area where there was a lovely cafe and so many picnic tables creating the perfect place for lunch. The play area was full of beautifully carved wooden climbing frames, animals and toadstools to name a few things that the children could have spent all day on.

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The Cliveden grounds were full of things to see and beautiful views with a gazebo, water features, stepping stones and ponds creating a really lovely place to spend a whole day or just an afternoon. Cliveden has to be one of my favourite National Trust places and we will definitely be visiting again.

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9 thoughts on “Review: Cliveden – National Trust

  1. Oh wow, it looks stunning Donna, lovely photographs. We’ve been putting out National Trust membership to good use and I’ve noticed that some places just have that feeling as soon as you pull up and you know it’s going to be somewhere you love and return! xx
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  2. Oh wow, it looks beautiful! How lucky are we to have such beautiful National Trust properties in this country. We have some gorgeous ones near us, Tatton and Lyme Park and the membership is so worthwhile. I look forward to seeing more of your NT days out xx Ps. Lovely photos as usual! x
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