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National Trust Cliveden, Taplow
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With panoramic views of the River Thames, National Trust Cliveden provides an example of one of the world's finest luxury hotels. About 152 hectares (376 acres) of pristine countryside surround this stately home. Located close to London, the house provides a country getaway close to the city. Dine in style at chef Andre Garret's gourmet restaurant. Find the boathouse and take a cruise down the Thames, and in summer months try the afternoon champagne cruise. Explore the extensive gardens featuring multiple works of art, famously the "Fountain of Love," or get lost in the garden maze. Make National Trust Cliveden a centerpiece of your Taplow vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Taplow trip itinerary planner.
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Lucky to get i the main car park on such a lovely day, The trees round the pond and summer house looked great and the formal gardens still in bloom. Spent more time just wandering than having a brisk ... read more »
This is one of the largest and most enjoyable National Trust venues we have been to. There are two different entrances for your visit 1) for the woods entrance approximately 1 mile from the other entr... read more »
Lovely gardens and woodland walks - the highlight for us was the stunning Parterre where you stroll around admiring the formal flower beds & also the back of the house. The house is now a hotel and no... read more »
Wonderful grounds, the water gardens are peaceful, the maze is a child's delight and the woodlands are well kept. It made for a great family day out. The house is still a working hotel so has limited access and the food in the orangery is ok ish. But bring a packed lunch and enjoy the day.
Beautiful palace with amazing gardens and riverside part. Not sure I would come here as a hotel guest as groups are run inaide the house which has been redecorated al over.
Large National Trust managed property. My personal favourite at this location, are the walks by The Thames and through the woods. The views from the statue opposite the house are great, but difficult to scale or appreciate from a photograph. The house itself is off limits for NT members, as it is now a swanky Hotel and Spa. The staff are friendly. The parking is well organised. The free map is very good : it is well designed and good for planning and following the walks. The Astor family are closely associated with the house. I learned that the first female Member of Parliament was Nancy Astor, who was MP for Plymouth Sutton from 28th November 1919 to 5th July 1945. I will try to commit this one to memory, for rolling out when watching University Challenge ... I may at least get one question right ... which is my typical target score. I once got 5 questions correct for one programme ... I needed a long lie down that day.
Stopped here on the way to the south coast on a boiling hot day. It was a welcome break for some lunch and a brief walk in the park. The grounds are utterly fantastic and we'd love to return for a longer stay. Great for kids to run around.
Beautiful gardens and as with most National Trust sites free to members. It can be pretty busy some summer weekends and on particular days (like mother's day) though.
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