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Castle Ashby Gardens

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Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
+44 7887 532578
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Beautiful gardens!!!

A lovely walk with loads too see....the meerkats and marmoset's where amazing and so cute....went... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ash w
Castle Ashby meets Meerkat Manor.

Pack a picnic lunch and head for the gardens. Ashby Castle has it all, even if you can't actually... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
IsabellaLake5
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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“play area” (46 reviews)
“tea room” (26 reviews)
“garden centre” (12 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 2 days ago

A lovely walk with loads too see....the meerkats and marmoset's where amazing and so cute....went with the Mrs and she loved it....bet its even more beautiful in the summer

Thank ash w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pack a picnic lunch and head for the gardens. Ashby Castle has it all, even if you can't actually go into the Castle itself, the grounds are magnificent. There is an orangery, a mini zoo and a beautiful lake to visit as well as extensive...More

Thank IsabellaLake5
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Isabella, many thanks for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the gardens and our menagerie. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place, the gardens are beautiful. The grandchildren love the menagerie and the cafe serves lovely food.

Thank Doreen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a walk to the gardens on Boxing Day with family. I hadn't been there for a long time, we use to go when the children were younger. The changes are for the better with the children's play area and car park. The Orangery...More

Thank MargRich18
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So glad you had a lovely Boxing Day walk. Our Café offers a splendid assortment of high quality goods which we are confident you will enjoy and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Varied gardens with formal, Victorian features including a striking Orangery, large lawns and clipped shrubs. Even more interesting is the much older glasshouse, the fushia house, which is Grade I listed. Planting around the fushia house is less formal with an effort to grow plants...More

Thank AlinaRC
Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Alina, many thanks for your informed observations, we are really pleased you enjoyed our gardens. We look forward to welcoming you back in the spring and summer when the butterflies and bees will be more active.

Reviewed 10 December 2017

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

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Mark B, General Manager at Castle Ashby Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

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 7 December 2017 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 12 December 2017

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 3 December 2017

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 7 December 2017

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

Reviewed 15 November 2017 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 16 November 2017

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 9 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.

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Charlotte H
8 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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