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Castle Ashby

South Northamptonshire, Northampton NN7 1LQ, England
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Ranked #9 of 40 Attractions in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My partner and I visited here after finding it via a search engine. I'm so glad we did. It was well worth the money and without hesitation I would recommend anyone in the area to visit. We were there a good two hours exploring the beautiful gardens and the small animal enclosure (which takes donations). There is also a small... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
53 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Castle Ashby house itself is a very grand house, however It's a great shame the house isn't open the public or even part of it. It would have been lovely to view it Some reviewers have mentioned it's a private residence but I don't recall reading that on the website. It would have been a disappointment had we looked forward... More

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Banbury
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122 reviews 122 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We visited on the first Monday in November when we knew that the café, shops, play area etc would be closed. Apart from a handful of other visitors we had the place to ourselves. Even so late in the year there was plenty to see in the gardens & glasshouses - lovely trees & shrubs, beautiful urns of fuchsias both... More

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Corfu, Greece
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were a little disappointed we couldn't see the castle but only found out when we got there it is never open to the public. The gardens were, however, beautiful. It was the week of halloween so there were activities for children. We walked much of the extensive grounds and explored the green houses with their exoctic plants. A good... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Beautiful Italian gardens and orangery. Although the house is not open to the public, there's plenty to see. There's a little farm which has pigs, ponies, mere cats and some other little animals. There is also a lovely little cafe there too. For the gardeners, they also sell plants. A lovely afternoon out

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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333 reviews 333 reviews
134 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Living in Northamptonshire and having not previously visited Castle Ashby we took a family outing here one Saturday this Spring (19th April 2014) and was not disappointed by this peaceful and well kept manor house garden. The house dates back to 1574 but was not finished until the 1600's. In particular the old Victorian era Orangery (c.1872) is beautiful with... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Had a lovely Sunday afternoon here - breezy Autumn day, but blue sky and sunny. Nice variety here - formal gardens, Orangery, impressive arboretum, lakes and parkland, and parish church. Family-friendly - tables dotted around for picnics, and no stuffy signs telling people to keep off the lawns. Children appreciate the small but interesting farmyard section, with pigs, meerkats, pygmy... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited Thursday 9th October. Autumn is a lovely time of year to come here and the only charge is £4 for the car park which is very good value. The gardens are still full of colour and the trees in the Arboretum are changing and losing their leaves, so beautiful. Approx. 3km walk within the garden. Lovely play ground for... More

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Came here with my mum and sister for my birthday lunch. We had a nice wander round the gardens and mini farm, which was unexpected. The cafe made nice lunches. Shame you have to pay for the car park and then pay for entry though. Gardens were well kept but pretty natural. Nice place to bring a picnic. There is... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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179 reviews 179 reviews
64 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited last Wednesday afternoon because the weather forcast was encouraging. We can not believe we have lived in Northampton for over fifty years and not heard about this great garden. Everything is quite superb, The broad even paths and fantastic manicured lawns. Huge trees of every shape and size coupled with smaller unusal bark in many hues. The Oranery... More

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