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Castle Ashby Gardens

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Fabulous

Great walk around the gardens , different ages as your walk around. Small animal enclosure, so ok... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
david f
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Stunning

What a beautifully kept place - something for all the family. Gardens are stunning, and the animals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
h342016
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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“tea room”(29 reviews)
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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...more
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Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in such good mood till visit Castle Ashby . Ticket office was closed because of windy weather and we are not able to get ticket so there was play area , our 5 years old son would like to play a bit so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great walk around the gardens , different ages as your walk around. Small animal enclosure, so ok for smaller kids. Visit the old church, check out the fish in the lake. Cafe on site with a big park oppersit it.

Thank david f
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks David, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautifully kept place - something for all the family. Gardens are stunning, and the animals for the kids are fab. We bought a years pass which is good value for the facilities you get. Looking forward to the Christmas craft fairs on offer...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was warm so we came back again to do more exploring the grounds. There was a lot of colour and to sit by the lake was lovely and peaceful . The cafe sold delicious cakes which was worthwhile at the end of our...More

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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Chris, we are having a lovely autumn indeed and the gardens are truly delightful with their colour display. So pleased you also enjoyed our cakes. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the lovely gardens here, the children loved the menagerie,particularly the meerkats, very well organised, nice tea and cakes, perfect afternoon.

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

Thanks Kathy, everyone always loves the meerkats! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely place to visit, it was late September but the Sun was shining, just right for a wander around the grounds. Even the cricket pitch that you walk by has been expertly mown into stripes. Plenty of trees and shrubs so still a...More

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

Many thanks for taking time to write such a lovely review which seems to cover all aspects of our gardens. Our staff really appreciate this feedback. Yes the play area and cafe get really busy during the summer holidays but I am certain the gardens...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visited on a hot day this summer, and was very impressed. Enjoyed a substantial lunch under the restaurant awning, looking out over immaculately kept gardens, topiaries, flower beds, grassland etc. Meandering gravel paths take you through woodland and lakes to a miniature zoo, with meerkats,...More

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

Brian, we are so pleased your enjoyed the gardens, teas rooms and history of the estate. Come back and see us soon as the autumn shows a whole new side to our lovely gardens.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's such a great venue for a themed walk. The kids love it and they get an hours walk too. The drawing sheets make it extra fun for the kids and they look forward to picking up their halloween treat at the end. The play...More

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

Thanks Rachel, we are so pleased you enjoy our gardens, cafe and pumpkin hunt. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Visited today with my 9 and 10 yr olds and my 65yr old dad. We all had a great time. Spent a good 3 hours there. Cafe was lovely. We had 1 cream scone and pot of tea, 2 cakes, one round of sandwiches and...More

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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Kelly, many thanks for your kind review. We make every effort to ensure our gardens our enjoyable for all generations and as so glad this works. Don't forget to bring your children back for our Pumpkin Hunt at the end of October.

Reviewed 3 September 2018

A lovely place to unwind and relax. The gardens were beautiful and very easy to navigate. Added bonus was the area where various animals lived in well kept, clean habitats. The staff were very helpful and informative. Café was lovely but gets very busy so...More

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dolphines
26 August 2018|
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Entry prices for Castle Ashby Gardens are; Adults £7.00 Concessions £6.50 Children (6-16) £1.00 under 5's free Family ticket 2 adults & 3 children £15.00
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dolphines
26 August 2018|
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Entry prices for Castle Ashby Gardens are; Adults £7.00 Concessions £6.50 Children (6-16) £1.00 under 5's free Family ticket 2 adults & 3 children £15.00
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Hazel R
10 August 2018|
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Yes we dogs are most welcome on leads but not in the menagerie or inside the tea room.
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