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Castle Ashby Gardens

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Great value place to visit

Having been underwhelmed by several local National Trust properties, we visited this privately... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ruthrees
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Ireland
A very interesting walk around the Arboretum

A very interesting walk around the Arboretum. A little expensive for just the gardens. Good to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LichTraveller
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Bristol
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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

Having been underwhelmed by several local National Trust properties, we visited this privately owned estate. Wow! totally blown away, so much to see and do - the chilli collection alone is worth coming for, who knew there were so many varieties of chilli peppers! And...More

Thank ruthrees
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow Ruthrees what a fantastic review. I know I'm always saying it but these kind reviews make such a difference to our staff who try their very hardest to make sure every visit is special. As you say at the seasons roll on there is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting walk around the Arboretum. A little expensive for just the gardens. Good to see lots of families with kids hunting pumpkins.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happened to be staying in the area and as most attractions are closed on a Monday we stumbled across these gardens. A bit daunted when we reached the car park as it was chockablock- hadn’t realised that there was a Pumpkin hunt on. However, we...More

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

Arransue we are so pleased we turned out to be such a good find. Our staff work extremely hard throughout the year and especially during these events soI will be passing on your comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon as each season...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens at Castle Ashby are absolutely stunning and so worth a visit. I especially loved that dogs on leads are welcome! There are many "rooms" in the Castle Ashby gardens so make sure you take the offered map so you don't miss any. We...More

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

Suzannah, we are so pleased you enjoyed our gardens and the meerkats are always a treat. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kids always love the pumpkin hunt and playground at Castle Ashby and the adults love the gardens. I would have given 5 stars if they had enough toilets.

Thank Joannacl2017
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Joanna, we are so pleased your love our pumpkin hunt and we are working very hard with the Northamptonshire Council to get permission to increase our facilities. Fingers crossed for next year!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to go and hunt for pumpkins... all very well organised except for the lack of toilets, tables and people serving in the cafe.... it was packed! We came away after waiting in the cafe que for over 20mins and not moving! Big shame...More

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

Hi Minney, so pleased you and your family enjoyed the pumpkin hunt. We are aware of the shortfall in facilities and it is something we are working very closely with the Northamptonshire Council to achieve permission to increase these.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 10 October 2018 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.

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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thanks David, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 7 October 2018 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 4 October 2018

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 11 October 2018

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!

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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
9 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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