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Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trails

The Street, King's Lynn PE33 9BP, England
01603 712913
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Ranked #2 of 21 attractions in King's Lynn
Type: Gardens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

What a surprise find. We followed the brown sign not knowing what to expect and we entered an oasis not much short of paradise. If the kingfisher hadn't moved, I might have thought it was stuffed as it is such an attraction there. I was very excited to see it. It is so well-worth a visit and I can imagine... More

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East Anglia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Have visited Gooderstone at various times of the year. Always a joy to visit. Such a peaceful place. Even when busy it's easy to get away from the crowds. So many little paths and bridges to explore. Highlight of the day (apart from the coffee cake!) has to be the sight of two kingfishers from the kingfisher hide.

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Barrow-upon-Humber
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As long as the weather is reasonably fine, this is a tonic for the spirit. The water gardens are laid out ingeniously with lots of little bridges and superb vistas. Nice cakes in the café, too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very pretty gardens. My 9-yr old niece loved all the bridges and the ponds. I loved the greenery and the peacefulness. Friendly staff. Clean toilets.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was such a find. A wonderful garden with so many areas of different planting for all seasons. A mixture planting of formal and wild flower beds/area's, ponds and river.. The tea room and toilets were spotless and the staff and food was superb. They even have Gluten free home made cakes. We would not change anything about the gardens... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I recently visited the water gardens with my husband on a short break in Norfolk. From the moment we stepped through the gate we were captivated b the beauty and peacefulness of the place. I honestly felt as if I had walked through some sort of time portal. There are a series of grass paths, flower beds ponds and nature... More

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Spent a couple of hours with family in Gooderstone Water Gardens. We didn't have high expectations, but were blown away by the imaginative, beautiful gardens. There were countless interesting paths and trails, bridges over the undulating streams and great naturalistic planting. Another pleasant surprise was the fantastic homemade cake selection in the tearooms! Although you are welcome to take your... More

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A hidden gem. Truly stunning natural gardens with gorgeous colours, textures, sights and sounds. Never far away from the sound of gently running water of the wind in the trees, Gooderstone effortlessly manages to balance formal gardens with natural planting to dramatic effect. We were amazed to find out that Coral also makes the cakes in the tearoom. They were... More

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We recently went to a production of Moliere's 'School for Husbands' performed in the gardens. With the rain holding off, it was a lovely evening, and people had brought picnics and even champagne - eat your heart out Glyndbourne and the Open Air Theatre in London! Since the play started at 6 p.m., it finished early too, so some people... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

lovely garden to explore - would have liked to have eaten some lunch there but there was no savoury food available. The cakes looked scrumptious, but we wanted something savoury first, so we went elsewhere for food

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