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The Alnwick Garden, Alnwick
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Green and boasting the luxury of a typical British estate garden, The Alnwick Garden sits on a lush expanse of land in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. First established in 1750, the garden is blessed with tasteful landscaping, ornate stone works, and picturesque pathways. It now covers 17 hectares (42 acres) of land and endures as a reminder of a golden age of British architecture and design. Enter the Venetian gates of the ornamental garden and wander along pathways lined by fruit trees and lavender. Sit by the bubbling pool in the center and admire the colorful varieties of flowers surrounding you. Wrap up your visit with refreshments in the cafe, a 560 sq m (6,000 sq ft) treehouse, which is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Take a look at our Alnwick trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to The Alnwick Garden and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Alnwick Garden is very interesting in its layout, incorporating a number of different gardens. The fountain is magnificent and on a sunny day it is a beautiful sight. The tour through the Poison Garde...  more »
  • Brilliant garden with a 'wow' as soon as we got in. Staff all lovely and friendly. Great tour of Poison Garden. It's a top class garden designer who can make a garden look fantastic in the depths of w...  more »
  • Disappointed that the entrance price just for the garden is £7.70 (plus parking charge) per person, once the castle is closed. The attendant explained it was half price......but that's not right, it's...  more »
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  • Very beautiful and lovely place to visit. I particularly enjoyed the tour around poison garden, where Jo was our tour guide and was informative but also added some humour to the tour. It would have been nice to visit the tree house but unfortunately it was closed and there was no discount on the entrance ticket because of its closure. Nonetheless, a nice place to take the kids (there were play cars for them to use) and family, get lunch and observe the beautiful flowers. You can buy a combo ticket for the castle as well for £25.60 per adult, both attractions complement each other but it's not exactly cheap, with that said you can park close by for the whole day for free.
  • The Alnwick Garden, situated near to the castle is a great day out for the family if the weather is good. It was a very hot day when we were there, and kids were enjoying playing in the fountains and running about. There are also treasure hunts and dressing up for the little ones. For the grown-ups, the gardens are simply stunning, and there are nice restaurants, good facilities, and a large grass area for picnics. Also, visit the ice-cream kiosk just outside the entrance to the gardens. The ice-cream is superb and good value for money. Why not 5 stars? To be honest, we've also visited on a dull rainy day, and felt we wasted our money. You really need the weather to play ball to enjoy this attraction at its fullest.
  • Love visiting Alnwick garden. My children love the water section. It may not be a cheap day out but it is absolutely worth it. You may wait for the poisonous garden but it a rare opportunity and well worth it. If you don't want to pay the restaurant prices, it is a perfect place for picnics. Great day out. Would thoroughly recommend a visit.
  • Very nice gardens laid out & cared for beautifully. Great fountains you can watch all day from the comfort of the cafe veranda. Very interesting poisonous plants Garden that is guided only! Quite quirky like hut for demonstrating natural living with a great log fire in the centre.
  • Simply beautiful place to go and visit a must for anyone. Weddings there are simply superb especially on the night when you have the place to yourself. recommended for during the day and if you have kids