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Castle Ashby Gardens

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Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
+44 7887 532578
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Halloween is fantastic

I took my daughter to the Halloween event last year, she loved every minutes of it and I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
gracepepper
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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
Beautiful Gardens, Amazing Orangerie

Thoroughly enjoyed a few hours wandering around the Castle Ashby gardens, off the beaten track and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Moregeous
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“play area” (45 reviews)
“tea room” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
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+44 7887 532578
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"play area"
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"well maintained gardens"
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"tea room"
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"garden centre"
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"formal gardens"
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"craft fair"
in 7 reviews
"nature trail"
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"dogs are allowed"
in 5 reviews
"national trust"
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"sunny day"
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"tea shop"
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"walk around"
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"guinea pigs"
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"afternoon tea"
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"cakes"
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"nice cafe"
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"lovely place"
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Reviewed yesterday

I took my daughter to the Halloween event last year, she loved every minutes of it and I enjoyed wandering around the absolutely gorgeous grounds and seeing things I'd never thought I'd see. The Halloween event is so well planned out and so basic but...More

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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Grace, we are so pleased your daughter enjoyed the Pumpkin Hunt and hope you bring her again this year. We also do an Easter Egg Hunt which is equally enjoyable.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed a few hours wandering around the Castle Ashby gardens, off the beaten track and very peaceful. The highlight for me was the stunning orangerie and potting sheds, like entering a past world and being part of it. Beautiful. Cats too - double points...More

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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded today

So glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for mentioning the orangery - our gardening team work really hard and will be pleased with your comments.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lovely 1st visit on a glorious sunny day , great tea room and some lovely walks . Although the tea room and car park were very busy ,while we were walking around the gardens it felt like we were the only ones there so...More

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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our gardens and yes come back soon as the changes throughout the seasons are definitely worth seeing.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The perfect day weather wise to escape the overpowering media coverage of the royal wedding. We spent it wandering in the beautiful gardens and relaxing, listening to nature and enjoying the spring colours and fragrances. We also enjoyed the café for morning coffees and afternoon...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed a lovely Afternoon tea here for four friends as a fiftieth birthday treat. Staff really welcomed us and were very accommodating and attentive. Food was delicious and plentiful, beautifully presented, with fresh roses on the table. Best of all the tea room and gardens...More

Thank WhenIgrowup68
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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are so pleased we were able to make your friend's special birthday so enjoyable. Our staff will be really pleased with your comments as everyone really works hard to ensure all our visitors have a great time. We look forward to seeing you again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been to the tea house before but this was my first time in the gardens. The gardens are extensive and very pleasant and relaxing to wander around on a sunny day. Plenty of areas to sit and have a picnic. Dogs are welcome...More

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

We are pleased you enjoyed the gardens as much as the tea rooms. Every week now there is something new to see in the garden as summer approaches. Come back and see us soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are season tickets holders which for regular visits is the best financial deal. We pick our day and go there for a picnic, walks and have a good look round. The play area is loved by the kids and always ends up with tea...More

Thank DaveSMiltonKeynes
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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Dave, we are pleased to hear a season ticket works well for you and your family. With the gardens evolving each season there is always something new to see. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made the most of a lovely warm day to walk the gardens. The seat by the lake was nice to take in the scene. The gardens were well presented and lots of spring colour. The cuppa and cake was very welcome

Thank chris504019
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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Chris we are so pleased you had a lovely walk followed by coffee and cake - what more could anyone ask for on a beautiful spring day - let's hope there are more to come.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Really lovely day out, highly recommend. Great for kids too, our daughter really enjoyed it. Will be returning.

Thank Sarah S
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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Sarah, thanks for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased you had a lovely visit and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Having previously visited castle Ashby on many occasions for its beauty. On our return from a family meal we rerouted our journey to drop in to castle Ashby so my 2 1/2 year old could enjoy the park. With my daughter being 2 1/2 years...More

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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for review, we value all of our customer comments. I can assure you that we are extremely family orientated at Castle Ashby and we do appreciate the need for the supervision of children on our play equipment. I would appreciate an e-mail via...More

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m0llym0lly1234
7 May 2018|
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Response from Mark B | Property representative |
Our gardens are wheelchair friendly and our paths are light compacted shingle so the mobility scooter should be fine.
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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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