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Address: Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1604 695200
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Today
10:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Castle Ashby Gardens is home to Parkland designed by Capability Brown,...

Castle Ashby Gardens is home to Parkland designed by Capability Brown, Formal Italian Gardens, an Arboretum, and a small Animal Menagerie. The Gardens are extremely well maintained and are among the best in the county. There is something here for everyone.

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Raining in Feb but still beautiful

Visited for my birthday in Feb. Was raining and miserable but still a lovely place to spend the day. Can only imagine what a great day it would be in the sun when the cafe etc. is... read more

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San Francisco
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5 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited for my birthday in Feb. Was raining and miserable but still a lovely place to spend the day. Can only imagine what a great day it would be in the sun when the cafe etc. is open.

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Thank Eve L
Rushden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely stroll around the gardens and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Highly recommend to both families, couples or just for a walk individually.

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Thank charleycapp
Milton Keynes
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've driven past Castle Ashby on many occasions but have never ventured within the grounds, until one Saturday morning when the weather was fine. We were also pleased that we could take out dog, a very active Yorkshire Terrier, who was more than eager to have an adventure. It's also only a relatively short drive from our home in Milton... More 

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Thank Jmurdoch726
England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent a lovely relaxing afternoon gardens just right size for elderly guest .Nice tea and cake to finish off merkats faccinating.

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Thank 343jackie
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really, really gorgeous place to go. Everyone is very friendly and the place itself is exquisitely beautiful. Everyone is extremely polite and helpful. It is a lovely place to go - definitely recommended!

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Thank Alice S
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on our way back to Kent from Northampton and with time to kill we took the opportunity to visit Castle Ashby Gardens. The historic buildings and gardens are in great shape, the orangery was the best to see. The mini zoo was a nice surprise and the Meerkats are worth spending time with. At the cafe we had... More 

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Thank Lee_Kara
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with our 1 year old son and whilst the gardens were lovely he was more interested in the animals. There are not too many animals here but enough to keep a young child entertained for a while. The cafe was excellent and we would visit again maybe with the dog as there were lots of walks to go on... More 

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Thank Michael O
Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gardens very quite and relaxing. The menagerie was a pleasant surprise, the grounds has a good selection of old trees

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for walkies with my dog as was in the area that day. We were allowed everywhere except the menagerie (disappointing as didn't know this until there) Pretty place but not as big as I first thought, although I'd assumed we could walk up the house/fountains which blocked off to the general public.

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Thank island_affair
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely day out. The gardens are beautiful and very well kept. My children loved exploring them and spotting the koi carp in the pond inside the Orangery. The meerkats and other animals were a big hit and the playground area is great. It caters for all ages and there is plenty of seating around the perimeter so you enjoy... More 

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