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Castle Ashby Gardens

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Address: Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1604 695200
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Never-Never-Land

Last Spring, showing my Cambodian son in law and my fabulous new grand-daughter England at its best, I returned to Castle Ashby where 30 years before my own babies had first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
CherryCoombe
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Last Spring, showing my Cambodian son in law and my fabulous new grand-daughter England at its best, I returned to Castle Ashby where 30 years before my own babies had first explored the remnants of a work of love. This time, with the new generation, I unearthed a rebirth; a return to order has been effected through dedicated restoration nd... More 

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Bristol
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved walking around the beautiful gardens. An absolute delight. What a pity we couldn't get closer to the castle or have a look inside but what we saw was beautiful. We will definitely return for another lovely walk. The car park was £4 and there is a small kids area and dog walking is permitted. Recommend this walk for... More 

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Olney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The gardens themselves are well laid out, but could do with some better care and more imaginative planting. However, it makes a lovely venue for an interesting walk, and an ideal place to take the family. The animals are a great draw, and the play area is excellent! A good cafe, well laid out. You can sit with your tea... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Was on baby sitting duties and wondered across to see what the pumpkin hunt was all about. I was really impressed at the Halloween effort, the displays around the gardens were superb. 12 Pumpkins hidden around the gardens each with a different carving on and we had to find them and draw the faces onto our activity sheet. The weather... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

we brought our ageing dog here for a gentle stroll along the small lake and just sat and watched the wildlife and butterflies flying around. The weather was kind and so made a nice afternoon out followed by another cuppa and delightful cake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

There were 12 pumpkins hidden in the trees, all with different carvings. We had a fab time looking for them and trying to draw the faces our our sheet. Our prize was a goody bag of sweeties and Halloween toys. There's a fee for car parking (£4), but adults only £2 and children free......not bad for a fun couple of... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We all had a lovely afternoon at Castle Ashby gardens. We were just in time for the pumpkin hunt which was very well organised. Clever carving on each one to record on printed sheets and a very clear route marked out. The grounds are beautifully kept and the menagerie was very clean and a delight - especially the meerkats and... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Went for the pumpkin hunt with the family. Altogether a very good day out and got the kids walking. The gardens are spectacular - especially with all the autumn colours... and it was free to get in (Oct-Mar). Had to pay £4 to park for the day. The only negative is the cafe. The food/drink is ok, but it is... More 

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Thank plinky74
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A wonderful day out the garden is full of colour. The house is packed of history Plenty to see and learn. The staff are polite friendly and welcoming

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Thank J E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

visited in the summer 1) free car parking 2) good choice of food, childrens available gluten free available disabled access, 3) Children's play area ( sadly no children for me to review , but looked very good) 4) Admission charges reasonable, included was a map very useful 5) Gardens very amazing the gardeners have done a fantastic job ( I... More 

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