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Castle Ashby

South Northamptonshire, Northampton NN7 1LQ, England
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Ranked #9 of 35 attractions in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went here Saturday after it had been recommended by friends. It was a real surprise and a pleasure to walk around these stunning gardens, and only £5.50 to get in. At first it looked busy as the car park was almost full, but because the place is so big you almost felt you had the gardens to yourself when... More

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Frenaros Cyprus
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Whilst staying at our daughters in Northants we came across Castle Ashby on the internet as a possible place for a day out for the family. We are so glad we did. What a lovely place. We were able to reserve a wheelchair for my partially disabled husband which made it easy to go around the whole site. Entrance was... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is an ideal place for a day out for couples. Although it is paid entrance, it is well worth the money. There is lots to see in terms of unusual memorials in the churchyard, well kept gardens, an orangery, a children's farm with meerkats, a fuschia house, lakes with big carp to feed, and woodland walks. The tearooms do... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Castle Ashby is set in the pretty Northamptonshire countryside. The house (not really a castle) is attractive and impressive in itself but is private home which is not open to the public. The grounds, though small in comparison to those associated with other stately homes, are stunning. They are split into a number of individual gardens, making the area seem... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We have lived in Northamptonshire for some years now, and have visited many, many places of interest locally. However, Castle Ashby Gardens was one place we had not been, so we thought it would make a nice Sunday afternoon out. We were not disappointed! Set near to the village of Castle Ashby, the house is not open, but the gardens... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After seeing good reviews on TripAdvisor thought we'd give this place a go. A hidden gem, which isn't blessed with good enough signage, first impressions were great despite having to share the road with a large number of sheep! Friendly staff and a warm welcome accompanied very reasonable entry prices (£18 for family of 4). The grounds are beautifully kept... More

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Crowbororough
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Lovely interesting gardens and magnificent trees. Only £5 entry per person. Also a church and orangery can be viewed as well as a walk around the lake where the dogs were allowed off their leads. A children's play area was next to the coffee shop where we enjoyed drinks and an ice cream.

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Redding, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The gardens/grounds are beautiful. Wish we could have seen the castle itself. Had to rent a car to visit the area.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I have been visiting Castle Ashby for years. It's important to avoid disappointment to note that the "castle" isn't really a traditional castle so much as it is a grand mansion, and the castle and the garden surrounding it is not open to the public, but viewable from their stunning botanical acres around it. The gardens are beautifully kept, sectioned... More

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent a very enjoyable morning at Castle Ashby Gardens. It has superb walks and pleasing vistas. The small yet well priced garden centre is a treat although not the biggest its prices are amongst the best value we have come across at such attractions. Try the cafe and you will not be disappointed, the choice of food was good... More

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