Sunday, 12 July 2009

National Trust at Cliveden

This was a glorious day (my birthday), Mike and I went to Cliveden, for a walk around the grounds (acres and acres of them). We had lunch in the Orangery (huge Victorian conservatory where exotic plants were grown in days of old) and spent all afternoon just strolling. My favourite places are the Japanese Garden and the Parterre where the views stretch to the horizon. You can see Windsor Castle in one direction and Marlow in the other. Walking down (several hundred!) steps takes you down to the River Thames - but don't forget you have to walk up again afterwards!!

The property is owned by the National Trust so is open for anyone to visit. The house is run as an hotel so if you are feeling very rich and decadent you can have afternoon tea in the drawing room (I haven't managed that yet).

This is my most favourite place ever and its only a half hour drive from where I live! Below is a slide show of the day for you to enjoy. Click on lower left hand corner for commentary if you like.



  1. Sorry I can't help Ros. I hope you get it sorted soon.

  2. What a wonderful place this looks,
    Hope you can sort it out sorry im hopeless at pc problems,

  3. Happy Birthday can't help with the problem but hope you had a wonderful birthday
    Hugs Janice

  4. What a beautiful place! And what a wonderful way to spend your birthday. The lily pond, especially, caught my eye, though all the pictures are great. Ditto, me, on Picassa. Though I use it, I haven't figured out much about it yet.

  5. Happy Birthday and what a gorgeous place to visit!

  6. Ros, Happy birthday to my pincushion swap partner sounds like you had a lovely DH & I have been to Windsor Castle what a beautiful place so guess we weren't far your home. Do you know I've never received anything from the swap quite disappointed think there have been a # who haven't. Oh well next time Have a great day!