Beautiful Gardens in a historic setting!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by RLB2 on September 22, 2011

What a lovely place to spend a Sunday!

Alnwick Castle was made famous in the Harry Potter film as it was used as a filming location, but next to the Castle are the Gardens. We arrived and parked in the official car park, which is a short walk away from the Gardens. During the walk you will see the famous treehouse and it's walkways, which are a must to experience. The day we arrived the hedgehog trust were on site helping kids make hedgehog houses, which we had a go at. The staff were wonderfully helpful and great at explaining things to the kids.

We paid to enter the gardens, which I thought wasn't too bad to say that it is a charity (£11 for an adult). We knew that the kids weren't going to be that interested in the castle so we just paid to go into the gardens. The first thing we saw on arrival was the wonderful waterfall, which has fountain shows every few minutes. More importantly below that there were toy diggers for the boys to play with, which was fantastic and kept them entertained for quite a while. There are lots of other things to explore, like a sculpture garden, a maze and a poison garden, which I found very interesting.

We spent quite a bit of time having coffee in the covered outdoor area of the cafe, watching the kids play. But we did explore the rest of the garden and felt that it was a lovely day out for all ages, well worth the fee to get in.
The Alnwick Garden
Denwick Lane
Alnwick, Northumberland
+44 (0)1665 511350

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