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Castle Ashby Gardens

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Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
+44 7887 532578
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Feed the meerkats experience

Fantastic experience only cost £50 and could take 10 people I need we got a pot of food to feed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clara M
Beautiful Gardens Worth A Visit

We took a picnic and enjoyed an afternoon wandering around the beautiful gardens at Castle Ashby... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
helenj21
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“play area” (46 reviews)
“garden centre” (13 reviews)
“tea room” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic experience only cost £50 and could take 10 people I need we got a pot of food to feed them also got to feed the monkeys and pet the tortoise great afternoon out

Thank Clara M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a picnic and enjoyed an afternoon wandering around the beautiful gardens at Castle Ashby, it’s very lovely and peaceful, a place to recharge ones batteries. The garden centre had a nice selection of plants, the staff there were very friendly and welcoming. There...More

Thank helenj21
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Helen, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our gardens and look forward to welcoming your back next season. We are confident you will enjoy our lovely food and service at the tearooms.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As per title! Luckily I live locally and so receive a free pass in which gets me into the gardens free of charge rather than having to pay the 5.00 parking fee! Beautiful and well maintained gardens with stunning views, however after seeing these views,...More

Thank Jasmine A
Reviewed 15 January 2018

A lovely walk with loads too see....the meerkats and marmoset's where amazing and so cute....went with the Mrs and she loved it....bet its even more beautiful in the summer

Thank ash w
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ash, so pleased you and your wife enjoyed our gardens so much even during a miserable January and yes the gardens just blossom wonderfully with each new season. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 7 January 2018

Pack a picnic lunch and head for the gardens. Ashby Castle has it all, even if you can't actually go into the Castle itself, the grounds are magnificent. There is an orangery, a mini zoo and a beautiful lake to visit as well as extensive...More

Thank IsabellaLake5
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Isabella, many thanks for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the gardens and our menagerie. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Reviewed 1 January 2018

Love this place, the gardens are beautiful. The grandchildren love the menagerie and the cafe serves lovely food.

Thank Doreen W
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Went for a walk to the gardens on Boxing Day with family. I hadn't been there for a long time, we use to go when the children were younger. The changes are for the better with the children's play area and car park. The Orangery...More

Thank MargRich18
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

So glad you had a lovely Boxing Day walk. Our Café offers a splendid assortment of high quality goods which we are confident you will enjoy and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 27 December 2017

Varied gardens with formal, Victorian features including a striking Orangery, large lawns and clipped shrubs. Even more interesting is the much older glasshouse, the fushia house, which is Grade I listed. Planting around the fushia house is less formal with an effort to grow plants...More

Thank AlinaRC
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Alina, many thanks for your informed observations, we are really pleased you enjoyed our gardens. We look forward to welcoming you back in the spring and summer when the butterflies and bees will be more active.

Reviewed 11 December 2017

We visited many years ago and do not remember it being anything special As it is close by and we had a 2-4-1 voucher from the Gardener's World magazine ,we popped in for an afternoon and were amazed at the lovely gardens and the animals...More

1  Thank linatleisure
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a great review. We are very proud of our gardens and it's lovely to have some great feedback. Thank you.

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful place to visit!!!❤️ Perfect for a date or a family day ❤️ They even have a coffee shop where you can have a snack or a nice glass of wine 😏 Free parking and a small playground for kids. I really enjoyed...More

Thank Alexandra P
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Alexandra, thank you so much for your excellent review and we are really pleased you had a great visit. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Kaprol m
6 February 2018|
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Response from Mark B | Property representative |
Many thanks for your enquiry. All professional photo shoots are chargeable at £50 which includes entry for 5 people into the gardens.
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Charlotte H
8 June 2017|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
Its £5 and you buy a ticket at the ticket office as you enter. I dont think you can book online. Its around midday or 1pm I think
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Claire H
30 April 2017|
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Response from Mark B | Property representative |
Hi there, we are open 365 days a year. Summer opening is 10 to 5.30
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