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The Alnwick Garden, Alnwick

Categories: Gardens, Castles, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is somewhere I have always wanted to visit for many years and I fulfilled this and a tick of my bucket list. It really is a wonderful garden the Water Feature is amazing, we went in the Poison Ga...  read more »
  • Wow! A lovely day out. Once you're inside it's definitely worth collecting a free ticket for the Poison Garden tour - very interesting and informative. The Serpent Garden with it's lovely water sculpt...  read more »
  • On arrival we noticed a number of Mobility Scooters parked near the entrance. Before purchasing tickets to the gardens we approached a member of the staff to enquire about the use of one for my disabl...  read more »
  • Surprisingly gorgeous and relaxing. We went during the week in the afternoon so missed most of the crowds. The fountains, layout and everything is well thought out, and it looks like there's plenty of activities during the summer holidays for kids too! Definitely go for a tour of the poison garden, and look at the water sculptures in the serpent garden.
  • Best visited when all the flowers are in bloom. The place is a really outstanding place to visit. The fountains are stunning and the kids loved playing on the tractors in the water. The entire site is well maintained and a pleasure to walk around on a sunny day. Take your camera!
  • Lovely to visit, especially the cherry orchard and the water features. However: in the poison garden they went on about cannabis and how awful it is. How ridiculous when there were plants that literally kill/hospitalise. Ditto khat. Many people use it every day to no ill effect.
  • We went in winter so could not visit the castle, but we had a great family day out in the gardens with the kids having a good run around and blowing off energy. We did a trail which kept them interested. The cafe was good too and we loved the look of the treehouse although there was no seating left to give it a try for a snack or drink. The only couple of issues were one of the parts of the park didn't work - was meant to play a sound but it didn't. Also, the end of the trail organised that day was a bit of an anti climax. We would definitely go again but would want to build in the castle next time too.
  • A great day out for the family in the summer time and some simply stunning lighting comes out in the darker winter months along with Lantern Parades and Christmas Markets bit forgetting Father Christmas. Get a yearly pass, is highly recommended for a one time payment and 12 months of access for a family of 4 plus a few others.
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