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The Alnwick Garden

Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1NQ, England
01665 511350
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Gardens, Cultural
Owner description: The Alnwick Garden is one of the world’s most extraordinary contemporary gardens. From poisonous...
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Type: Castles, Gardens, Cultural
Owner description: The Alnwick Garden is one of the world’s most extraordinary contemporary gardens. From poisonous plants and treetop walkways to glorious roses and towering delphiniums, the Duchess of Northumberland’s vision for a forgotten plot is now a truly 21st century experience full of imagination and fun, all brought to life with water.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We bought day tickets for Dec 21st knowing that the gardens wouldn't be as nice as in summer when we had last visited so we weren't disappointed by that. However, the reason we booked as to see the light parade in the evening...that was really disappointing...there was no information about the route only that the parade would end up infront... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

As my brother and his wife were visiting from Leeds the Saturday before Christmas I booked Christmas Lunch at the Treehouse restaurant and bought tickets for the Sparkle garden event to celebrate. We arrived early for our 3pm lunch so took time to wander around the garden first, then we had a good 2 course lunch which was well priced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow, well done alnwick gardens and Santa! Both my kids declared this wonderful chap to be the real santa, his props and answers to all questions were excellent. Think miracle on 34th street (honestly that good) with a Geordie accent. Santos elves were great and chatted to the kids, but the main man was the best we have come across... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We went to Alnwick garden to visit santa with our 2 children aged 5 and 10.weather was rubbish as usual but that didn't spoil it.santa was fab.real beard and everything.he was excellent.they got a lovely little present.the gardens were lovely lit up the only disappointing thing was the cafe was a total rip off. Stay away...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to the Gardens to view the lantern parade. It was lovely to enjoy the water gardens at night with the Christmas lights. The market was lively, with a great atmosphere, but I was not tempted to buy. The parade was not a great spectacle. I am sure the children enjoyed taking part, but overall it was quite poor. Will... More 

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Great for the whole family. Fun things for the kids and beautiful gardens for the adults. Waterfalls and tractors for the kids to play in.

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

After talking to people about last years Christmas activities I couldnt wait to book up for this year for myself, daughter and 2 grandchildren. However I have been left somewhat disapointed. Firstly on our arrival there was nobody, or signs directing to us as to where we should be. I booked the whole experience over the phone and took the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Not impressed , they need to up their game , As party nights go they need to re assess - Meal was not good value for money. Alnwick is a small town, people go on recommendations , I won't be recommending this venue for any future Xmas night outs . Alnwick castle. Have received better reports this year.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I can't write much about the Gardens - it was a very foggy day for a start! - but I can write about the amazingly helpful staff. Due to a rather abrupt eye problem I needed to get to an opticians. As we were not from the area my mother approached a member of staff who, incredibly, had knowledge of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

it was a complete and utter waste of time. There were about ten stalls and the exit brought you out into the shop. Drove 40 miles there and 40 miles back. Waste of time disgusting. Went to north shields amazing. Give this a miss

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