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Castle Ashby Gardens

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Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
+44 7887 532578
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a lovely place

me and my friend come here and we just loved it, the gardens were great then you had the animals... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stephanie L
via mobile
Day out with Mum.

Mum loved gardening and plants. She thoroughly enjoyed a day out here. There was alot to see and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sherry W
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“play area” (47 reviews)
“tea room” (29 reviews)
“garden centre” (13 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"
in 47 reviews
"tea room"
in 29 reviews
"garden centre"
in 13 reviews
"craft fair"
in 8 reviews
"gardens are beautiful"
in 15 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 15 reviews
"nature trail"
in 6 reviews
"dogs are allowed"
in 6 reviews
"sunny day"
in 17 reviews
"tea shop"
in 9 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 21 reviews
"national trust"
in 5 reviews
"woodland walk"
in 6 reviews
"cakes"
in 20 reviews
"afternoon tea"
in 18 reviews
"guinea pigs"
in 6 reviews
"different areas"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

me and my friend come here and we just loved it, the gardens were great then you had the animals meerkats, birds, monkeys just such a lovely place to have a picnic. the shop isn't even that expensive if you wanted to eat there.

Thank Stephanie L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Mum loved gardening and plants. She thoroughly enjoyed a day out here. There was alot to see and plenty to do for both adults and children. The cafe/restaurant was reasonably priced efficient and enjoyable. The children's area was very busy.The animals were amusing and the...More

Thank Sherry W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The gardens at Castle Ashby are very well maintained, and there are several walks through the formal and wooded areas. The cafe is very pretty surrounded by flowers, and the staff are friendly and helpful. Well recommended for a visit throughout the seasons

Thank Sylvia W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wage while family enjoyed a day at the gardens. We walked through the gardens and enjoyed looking at the little garden store.

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

Thanks Leia, come back soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning gardens, they were immaculate. Car park was busy but hardly saw anybody, it truly is a beautiful & peaceful place & a great place to have a picnic. Would definitely recommend.

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

Thanks Sue, your comments are appreciated.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant easy to get round garden... we are regulars and enjoy the way things evolve over the seasons. And the small animal exhibit is great too... meerkats!

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

Thanks Glenn

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those places thats almost the complete package. If you're into history, it's a great historic garden with a great view of the old house. If you like like woodlands and gardens it has both, and if you want some where to...More

1  Thank 361Jamesh361
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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed the whole aspect of the gardens and appreciate your comments on how well looked after the gardens are - we work very hard to ensure this is so. We hope you come back soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a few times now and have enjoyed all of our visits. The gardens are beautiful and full of colour during the summer. The halloween trail was good for something different to do and the animal corner is a great addition, particularly with the...More

1  Thank kjedwards3007
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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your kind comments, our staff work very hard so appreciate great feedback. We hope you enjoy the Halloween trail again this year.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went today with my mum to celebrate her 71st Birthday. We arrived at lunchtime so had some food in the tea room first of all. I ordered ham, egg and chips but without the ham as I’m veggie. Still charged full price! But I did...More

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

Hi Nefra, so pleased we were able to make your mum's birthday celebrations so special. The meerkats are always make an effort to entertain! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent day our its a fantastic place with some of the friendliest staff I have met anywhere and they are very knowledgeable

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

Malcolm what a kind review. Our staff work very hard to ensure all our visitors have a great visit and this feedback really makes a difference to them. Many thanks.

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Hazel R
10 August 2018|
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Response from Mark B | Property representative |
Yes we dogs are most welcome on leads but not in the menagerie or inside the tea room.
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the3lions1966
20 June 2018|
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Response from Mark B | Property representative |
Yes our menu does offer a range for children - please visit our website where you can download our menu.
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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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