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“water features”(744 reviews)
“poison garden”(1,341 reviews)
“rose garden”(231 reviews)
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...more
Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1NQ, England
+44 1665 511350
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I can imagine this place is very busy at the height of summer and will be a different presentation of colours and themes, but during our October break it was a very relaxed place to be. Water sculptures are great, the poison garden is very...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited with our two young children and we all enjoyed doing the giant trail. Lots to do for the children and lovely gardens.

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved walking through the gardens...especially the poison garden. Incredible that this type of garden was created.

Thank lhamilton668
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyable day out to visit the castle and gardens. Gardens are very well-maintained. Bought advanced online as this is cheaper. Admissions was straight forward using online tickets.

Thank Resort622538
Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice place to bring the family. There's a "public" and a "private" parts to the ground. Entrance to the private part requires a entrance fee. This review is for the for the private part of the gardens. The main waterfall area forms the central...More

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful walk through the gardens we enjoyed the water features and walking through the mazes. we had a stroll through the rose gardens. It was a lovely well kept garden with lots of space to walk and sit and relax.

Thank Caroline E
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was such a lovely way to just slow down and literally smell the roses. :) The Duchess was kind enough to fill this place with over 300+ kinds of different roses, a Poison Garden to explore (carefully lol) and a lovely Fountain that dances...More

Thank Hamza J
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the most perfect day weather wise and the gardens were so beautiful. The poison garden was very interesting and the bamboo maze was stunning. The formal gardens, water features and small quirky lake makes you appreciate how much thought and hard work goes...More

Thank GregoryB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful contrived gardens. Lots to see even in October. The highlight for us was the garden featuring the poison plants. There was a guide who explained the properties of each of the plants. Our guide also took us around the main garden including all the...More

Thank LordGrimthorpe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is wonderful. It is quite pricey for just a gardens but it is a magical day out for all the family. From playing in the water fountains to swinging on the wooden seats on the orchard...it is packed full of fun. We especially...More

Thank Louise W
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Ray G
5 October 2018|
Response from Mark C |
I am afraid not. Only guide and assistance dogs.
23 June 2018|
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Response from geejay3 | Reviewed this property |
If you have young children then I would recommend separate trips to garden and castle. It’s a huge place to visit with so much to do. We were there all day and still didn’t get an opportunity to see it all.
Mo R
29 May 2018|
Response from Peter A | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Independent charitable trust.