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Alnwick Castle and Gardens

A September 2005 trip to Alnwick by moatway

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Quote: The town of Alnwick lies off the A1 in Northumberland. It is the home of Alnwick Castle, the home of the Dukes of Northumberland, and the beautiful Alnwick Gardens.

The Alnwick Garden

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The Alnwick Garden Photo, Alnwick, England
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Well, to begin with, I don’t do gardens, do I? But we saw this one and it was absolutely charming. Our initial thought was that the Duchess of Northumberland was trying to outdo the gardens of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth. She may very well do it someday. There is so much to see here and this is a garden in progress… a new visitor centre is currently under construction on the grounds and should open in 2006. A cascade has been built… it undulates down a hillside with steps up either side beyond which lie paths hidden in bowers. Over the cascade is a wonderful, classical ornamental garden. It is quite large and all the exhibits are labeled… a gardener’s dream. There are large water featur...Read More

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The Alnwick Garden
Denwick Lane
Alnwick, Northumberland
+44 (0)1665 511350

Alnwick Castle

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Alnwick Castle Photo, Alnwick, England
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Going to Alnwick was pure serendipity. We were on our way north on the A1 and I suggested to my wife that she check the map or the guide to see if there was anything worth seeing in the area. She found Alnwick, of which I had never heard and shame on me. Alnwick Castle and the adjoining gardens are well worth seeing. Admission is 7.95 or a combined castle and garden ticket is 12 pounds. Parking is 1.50. Alnwick is, of course, the home of one of England’s most celebrated families, the Percy’s, Dukes of Northumberland. Henry, the first lord, acquired the barony in 1309 and his grandson, Henry "Hotspur" (1364-1403) still lives in legend as one of England’s greatest medieval heroes. The Percy family...Read More

Alnwick Castle
Just off the A1 Road
Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1NQ
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