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Castle Ashby Gardens

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visited on a hot day this summer, and was very impressed. Enjoyed a substantial lunch under the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
brianfN713XA
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Sywell, Northampton
Pumpkin Hunt

It's such a great venue for a themed walk. The kids love it and they get an hours walk too. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rachel S
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Northampton, 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...more
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Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days 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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Reviewed 4 days 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly we are from Peterborough and had never heard of the gardens, I've been working in the area and heard your advert on Heart Northants. My wife and I visited today with Mum, Uncle and Aunt. £7 entrance fee and £6.50 for the oldies. We...More

Thank Philip1966
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Phliip thank you for your review and we especially appreciate the extra few thoughts. Just to let you know the Falcon is not turning into a housing development and will be re-opening soon as restaurant and well being spa. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with a friend. We walked the gardens down to the lake visiting the orangery. Then onto the animal area which includes meerkats, birds,pigs rabbits and goats. Lovely gardens, lots to explore and which are well kept. Due to a sudden downpour our walk was...More

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

Sorry your walk was cut short but every cloud has a silver lining and we receive regular comments saying "best chips in the county"! Come back and see us soon and hopefully the weather will be kinder.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We held a family picnic there recently and had a pleasant time. The gardens are well maintained and varied, the playground looked safe, and the menagerie had an small but interesting display of animals and birds for younger visitors. The café was also pretty good....More

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

Alan, many thanks for you review and we are so pleased you had a lovely visit. As regards to the toilets it is something we are looking into but as you can imagine being a Grade II listed gardens it's not a straightforward process. Come...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my 2 kids, aged 12 and 10, and thought it was a very beautiful place. The gardens feel like a maze with so many enticing little pathways everywhere. The gardens are in perfect condition, and so we'll kept. The cost is £7 per...More

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

Thank you for taking your time such a great review. We are so pleased you had such a great visit and you all enjoyed our menagerie. The tea room is as good as it looks so next time you visit please do give it a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited over bank holiday weekend with our 2 year old and it was lovely. The grounds are beautifully kept, the play area is great with seating all around so the little one's can play whilst you can relax with a coffee and watch. There's a...More

Thank Giantfoody88
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased you had a great visit. Don't forget the pumpkin hunt during October half term, we are sure your little one would love it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last visited some 20 years ago. Well it has certainly changed and has had a massive people / visitor friendly upgrade to offer much to the visitor. Cafe, shop play area and a fairly good selection of small animals all of which are very interesting...More

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

Vivendal, we are so pleased you have enjoyed how much the gardens evolved since your last visit. Don't leave it so long next time!

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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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