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Castle Ashby Gardens

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Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
+44 7887 532578
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Lovely gardens - what a pleasant surprise !

We visited many years ago and do not remember it being anything special As it is close by and we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
linatleisure
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Amazing Gardens ❤️

Such a beautiful place to visit!!!❤️ Perfect for a date or a family day ❤️ They even have a coffee... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandra P
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Rome, Italy
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Castle Ashby Gardens is home to Parkland designed by Capability Brown, Formal Italian Gardens, an Arboretum, and a small Animal Menagerie. The Gardens are extremely well maintained and are among the best in the county. There is something here for everyone.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“play area” (42 reviews)
“season ticket” (12 reviews)
“tea room” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited many years ago and do not remember it being anything special As it is close by and we had a 2-4-1 voucher from the Gardener's World magazine ,we popped in for an afternoon and were amazed at the lovely gardens and the animals...More

Thank linatleisure
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a great review. We are very proud of our gardens and it's lovely to have some great feedback. Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place to visit!!!❤️ Perfect for a date or a family day ❤️ They even have a coffee shop where you can have a snack or a nice glass of wine 😏 Free parking and a small playground for kids. I really enjoyed...More

Thank Alexandra P
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Alexandra, thank you so much for your excellent review and we are really pleased you had a great visit. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely and immaculate gardens to walk around, great park for kids to play in and church to visit, best of all are the meercats and animals in the menagerie! In the Winter most things are still open and for a £5 parking charge you can...More

Thank FoodMeansChocolate
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Castle Ashby Gardens just before Haloween! I have to say that place is fantastic! In Italian gardens you can walk and feel like royalty!! Everything is very well kept and looks groomed and looked after! This is amazing place if you want...More

Thank Natalja P
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your fantastic review, we are delighted you had such a lovely visit and can't wait for you to return in the spring and summer to see our gardens in their full glory.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Castle Ashby Gardens and animal enclosure is an excellent visit for the family. Plenty of parking. The cafe is very good with covered and uncovered outdoor areas. A nice children's play area is well equipped. The animal enclosure is ideal with Meerkats as the...More

Thank Terence C
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Terence, so glad you enjoyed our gardens and thanks for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We visited with my young daughter for a walk round and were pleasantly surprised how nice it was. We had coffee and cake first and were glad we did as it was very busy at lunchtime but as we came early we parked easily and...More

Thank AnnW2
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Ann, so glad you had a great visit to our gardens. Our lovely tea room ladies will be delighted at your comment on their home made scones! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

I reviewed Castle Ashby Gardens last year after doing the pumpkin hunt in October. We returned this year and I still love this place. The grounds are just stunning and the pumpkin hunt is well organised. We really enjoy walking around the gardens and taking...More

Thank BeachBlondie23
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

So glad you enjoyed the pumpkin hunt again this year. We have had a some great reviews and this makes all the hard work worthwhile.

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem just off the A428 between Northampton and Bedford. In winter you pay to park the car only (so you can fill it up with lots of people for no extra cost!) but only the kiosk is open for coffee and snacks. The...More

Thank Groovy146
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit and brought lots of friends with you! The tea room will be back open in the spring but we look forward to seeing your over the winter too.

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

What a great day out! This place has everything. A great cafe, an outdoor play centre, gorgeous gardens and to top it off animals! Little one loved it

Thank mrskcl
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Many thanks for your "beautiful" review, we are so pleased your enjoyed our gardens.

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Most children want a birthday party at some form of play area/centre that does the whole thing for you....not my boy, he loves Castle Ashby all year round, and at Halloween (his birthday) he loves nothing more than taking part in the annual pumpkin hunt....More

Thank Vj A
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Many thanks for your wonderful comments which I will share with all the staff. It was a pleasure to make your little boy's birthday so special and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Charlotte H
7 June 2017|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
Its £5 and you buy a ticket at the ticket office as you enter. I dont think you can book online. Its around midday or 1pm I think
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Claire H
30 April 2017|
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Response from Mark B | Property representative |
Hi there, we are open 365 days a year. Summer opening is 10 to 5.30
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roch30
11 March 2017|
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Response from Mark B | Property representative |
Hi there, the play area and animal area are open. The only things that aren't open are the tea room and shop. Winter admission is just £4.00 per car for parking!
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