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The Alnwick Garden

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Address: Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1NQ, England
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+44 1665 511350

The Alnwick Garden is one of the world’s most extraordinary contemporary...

The Alnwick Garden is one of the world’s most extraordinary contemporary gardens. From poisonous plants and treetop walkways to glorious roses and towering delphiniums, the Duchess of Northumberland’s vision for a forgotten plot is now a truly 21st century experience full of imagination and fun, all brought to life with water.

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Beautiful Gardens but cafe food could be better

The gardens are well worth a visit for lovers of gardens. There is also a good plant shop with other items for gardening enthusiasts. We visited on a Monday when it was relatively... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Prague, Czech Republic
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Manchester, England
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our second visit after a gap of several years. A different time of the year but still spectacular. Check 'flowering seasons' to get the most from your visit but there is always something to see. The fountains look very good. Don't miss 'The Poison Garden' Facilities very good, nice restaurant, good tea/coffee.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent place for a day out. Highlights are Treetops restaurant and the Poison garden. Unfortunately, we were too early to get the full benefit of the rose garden.

Thank Brian G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is wonderful. It is somewhat of a hidden treasure in the UK. We spent most of the day there as an excursion with a work coach trip and what a great day it was. The gardens in March were just coming into bloom and I would love to visit at another time of year. The fountains are super,... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited in March, just before the garden was in bloom and before the Castle was open, however there was still a lot to see,with spring bulbs on show and the fountains, a tour around the Poison Garden which was very interesting and the Bamboo Maze. We spent a day here and I would imagine when it's in full bloom,... More 

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west yorkshire, england
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a fab place, so clean and plenty to see and do. Would more than recommend this place is worth a visit, not the cheapest place but worth the money. Staff were really pleasant and helpful and the food was lovely

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an amazing garden - lots to see and do, they've thought of everything, so well planned. Spent all afternoon there and wish we'd had more time. An absolutely 100% fantastic place and a MUST go to when in the area.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gardens are well worth a visit for lovers of gardens. There is also a good plant shop with other items for gardening enthusiasts. We visited on a Monday when it was relatively quiet. Although the cafe is in a great location looking out to the fountains with plenty of seating both covered and outside the food could be improved... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the gardens late in the day after spending time at the castle. The gardens are lovely but if I went again I would just pay entry for the castle only as there is a lot to see there. The entrance to the gardens is spectacular however with the water feature but other than that nothing special.

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Louth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Created by the visionary Duchess of Northumberland, the always appeals no matter how many time it is visited. The Poison Garden can only be accessed with a guide. is a fascination collection of plants some which required Home Office approval and granted, other can be found in hedgerows, in the wild and in your garden, other aspect of the garden... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Gardens offer peace, relaxation and a bit of fun and education besides. The central cascade with its changing fountain programme keeps the focus interesting although I've yet to see if the four jets near the bottom of the upper section ever spray water over the pathway into the lower section - they are angled to do that but we're... More 

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