The Alnwick Garden, Alnwick

4.1
#1 of 80 in Parks in Northumberland
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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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  • The gardens are amazing and we had a lovely day here. A nice coffee in the tree house and then decided to have lunch in the cafe. By 2 o’clock they had run out of hot beef sandwiches, we asked if we c...  more »
  • A lovely selection of sandwiches with delicious thick fillings. Gluten free bread available too. Beautiful gardens full of thousands of varieties of flowers. The guide in the Poison Garden was very kn...  more »
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  • What a gorgeous place. Sunshine helped but we easily spent nearly a whole day. Even though allegedly I am grown up, I adored the giant and his possessions scattered around the place. So many places to sit and wonder. Really want to go back in different seasons. My personal favourite was the poison garden.
  • A fun filled experience as you meander around the expansive gardens. Keep an eye out for objects left lying around by the resident giant who can be seen bathing as you enter the gardens. The gardens have traditional layouts interspersed with quirky attractions. My favourite was the magical bench...keep an eye out for that! Make sure to leave time to take the Poison Garden tour as it’s not to be missed.
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