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. To visit The Alnwick Garden on your trip to Alnwick, use our Alnwick road trip planning tool .
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  • Had to see this place on our 'to see list' of places. The gardens were definitely the best part. Quite busy as it's August and weather was fabulous. The fountains are superb. The 'free' walk around th...  more »
  • Spectacular gardens, the grand cascade alone is worth the visit! Absolutely stunning place, different areas playing host to different designs, with surprises around every corner. Worth getting a combi...  more »
  • Although extremely crowded on entry, it is easy to get away from the crowds once in. There is a lot to see in the gardens and some lovely views.  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens in the grounds of Alnwick Castle. Everything is perfectly presented and there are a variety of interesting water features. The poison garden was interesting but slightly underwhelming. Our guide was a little monotone which probably didn't help but we thought we would get a bit more information. All in all a trip worth taking and I would be happy to visit again.
  • Great place for all the family. Can get very crowded but we always found a chair to sit down in the shade and admire the flowers. The fountains are fabulous. Food was fresh. We just had sandwiches and they were fine. Be sure to have an ice-cream. The lemon was to die for. All in all a great day out and value for money
  • Staff were exceptional! They did everything they could to be of help. What a great experience. The Garden was it's usual perfection with signs of hedge trimming having taken place and would do so for another few days. I love the Garden and the Pavilion. Thank you for making it possible for me to attend.
  • Wonderful place for a family day out. You can have a great day out where children can run around and interact with different sculptures in the garden. When I was there it was a lord of the rings theme day with people walking around the grounds in character. Children enjoying having their pictures taken. Diggers kept younger children happy moving gravel and water at base of the water feature. There are some gardens that will interest the dedicated gardener but don't expect to much. While the children enjoy themselves you can also feel good about the money you spend as the gardens are a trust and put money into lots of local charities as well as do a lot themselves for both the young and the old. Prices quite reasonable for where you are going. £3 TO park in the car park for the day. Tickets allow you access for the whole day of purchase so need to leave and come back no bother. Looks like very good Christmas activities are planned for children and some for adults too.
  • A fantastic experience was last there when I was much younger brought back many happy memories. The place oozes history Very pleasant helpful staff. I am disabled and they couldn't do enough for me. A very worthwhile visit.

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