Cliveden stands on a high wooded plateau overlooking the River Thames. The name “Cliveden” (formerly Cliffden or Clyveden) means “valley among cliffs”. The original house was built in 1666.
Charles Bridgeman designed walks and avenues. Lancelot Capability Brown gave advice on the park, presumably using the Thames as the curved water body so characteristic of the Serpentine Style.
The present house and garden were designed by Sir Charles Barry in 1849, converting the estate to the Landscape Style. The garden is in the Italian mode of the nineteenth century Mixed Style.
A balustrade was brought from the garden of the Villa Borghese, in Rome, in 1896. Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe designed a Rose Garden for Lord Astor in 1959.
Cliveden has a selection of formal gardens for you to enjoy across the estate which each have their charms across the seasons. From the 6 acre Parterre overlooked by the South Terrace reaching down to the river Thames, to the fruit-filled round garden and our elegant Water Garden.
The woods that line the steep cliffs above the Thames were famous long before the House and its gardens. There are miles of woodland paths to explore and stunning views back to the gardens and over surrounding countryside.
Includes a 30 minute tour of the public rooms.
This Day Trip Includes:
- Return coach travel with allocated seat
- Return Wightlink ferry
- Local Pick-ups
- Services from your dedicated driver
- The service, security and guarantee of an experienced tour operator for nearly 30 years
This Day Trip is Part of the “30 Club”
Have a look at our great selection of day tours off the Island to some great destinations around the south, seaside resorts, historic cities and hidden treasures – all for just £30 for a day out!! Tell your friends as the tours need 30 people to run…
To Book Call Brenda or any of the team at IOW Tours on 01983 405116