Gardens

You're probably aware of the award-winning Alnwick Gardens, a wonderland created by the Duchess of Northumberland that has become one of the country's fastest-growing tourist attractions.

Everyone from the serious horticulturalist to curious teenagers will find something in The Alnwick Garden. There's a poison garden full of dangerous plants and one of the largest treehouses in Europe.

And there's also Howick Gardens & Arboretum - recently recognised by the BBC Gardener's World Magazine as one of the top five coastal gardens in the country and once home to Earl Grey, the great British Prime Minister who gave his name to the famous blend of Earl Grey Tea.

There is also the fantastic Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, a true original with a rock garden inspired by the quarry gardens of Sicily, whilst fans of the most famous of British landscape gardeners, 'Capability' Brown can enjoy the lake inspired by his original plan at his birthplace - Kirkharle.

You're probably aware of the award-winning Alnwick Gardens, a wonderland created by the Duchess of Northumberland that has become one of the country's fastest-growing tourist attractions.

Everyone from the serious horticulturalist to curious teenagers will find something in The Alnwick Garden. There's a poison garden full of dangerous plants and one of the largest treehouses in Europe.

And there's also Howick Gardens & Arboretum - recently recognised by the BBC Gardener's World Magazine as one of the top five coastal gardens in the country and once home to Earl Grey, the great British Prime Minister who gave his name to the famous blend of Earl Grey Tea.

There is also the fantastic Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, a true original with a rock garden inspired by the quarry gardens of Sicily, whilst fans of the most famous of British landscape gardeners, 'Capability' Brown can enjoy the lake inspired by his original plan at his birthplace - Kirkharle.

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Northumberlandia near Cramlington
Sightseeing and Leisure
Blagdon

The world's largest human form sculpted into the landscape. Northumberlandia is a landmark feature designed by world renowned artist Charles Jencks.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 188 reviews
Outside Cragside House Gardens and Estate
Historic sites
Rothbury

Creation of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and landscape genius. Gardens, red squirrels, woodland and lakeside walks.

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Minotaur Maze at Kielder Water
Garden
Kielder
The Minotaur Maze is a must for children and adults alike. The adventurous will discover a number of special features that include a small glittering room formed from rocks of recycled glass.
Outside George Stephensons Birthplace
Historic sites
Wylam
Small stone cottage built about 1750. Birthplace in 1781 of inventor George Stephenson. One room open to the public. Car park in Wylam village.
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 11 reviews
Daffodils and Howick Hall
Garden
Alnwick

Beautiful gardens, woodland walks, a Prime Minister and a famous cup of tea! Enjoy Snowdrops, Daffodils, and Rhododendrons in spring; the Bog Garden, Borders and Terraces in summer; and brilliant autumn colour in the woodland walks.

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Cannon and castle
Historic sites
Chillingham
In the heart of Northumberland, a medieval castle with stunning views of formal gardens and the Cheviot Hills. Perfect for architectural and naturalist/historical enthusiasts or anyone looking for an unforgettable holiday.
Planting Bulbs
Garden
Wylam

This 18th century walled pleasure garden has a Victorian glasshouse that runs as a cafe serving quality seasonal food which is all produced on site, as well as a garden nursery, cook store and interiors store.

Bradley Gardens is a hidden gem in the heart of the Tyne Valley just 9 miles west out of Newcastle upon Tyne.  Visitors can enjoy the tranquil peace of the gardens whilst enjoying quality food and shopping.

Performance at Carlisle Park
Garden
Morpeth
The William Turner Garden, formal gardens and historic architectural remains. Riverside and woodland walks, aviary, tennis courts, bowling greens, paddling pool and boating.
Seaton Delaval Hall
Historic sites
Seaton Delaval
Seaton Delaval Hall comprising a centre block between 2 arcaded and pedimented wings, the east wing contains fine stables and there are gardens with statues.
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Welcome to Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens
Historic sites
Belsay

With so much to see and do, a trip to Belsay is one of the best value family days out in North East England. Stunning gardens, beautiful architecture and magnificent views all in one

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The Grand Cascade at Alnwick Garden
Garden
Alnwick

One of the world's most extraordinary contemporary gardens.

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Welcome to Lindisfarne Castle
Historic sites
Holy Island
Dramatic Tudor Fort converted into an intimate holiday home in 1903 for Edward Hudson by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. With charming Gertrude Jekyll walled garden. Please ring to check opening times before travelling.
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 217 reviews
Alnwick Castle
Historic sites
Alnwick

Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK; home to the Percy family for over 700 years and film location for Downton Abbey and Harry Potter's Hogwarts.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 1041 reviews
Quarry pool
Garden
Morpeth

Set within the picturesque Northumbrian countryside, a unique garden created from a sandstone quarry, planted with unusual perennials, many available from our nursery. Entry free to RHS card holders.

Alnwick Castle Grounds
Garden
Alnwick
Parkland, Gothic tower, lovely views and good walking. No dogs, cycles or vehicles are allowed in the park.
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Welcome to Whalton Manor Gardens
Garden
Whalton

Extensive walled gardens designed by Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. They include listed summer houses, pergolas, walls, a rose garden and extensive herbaceous borders.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 7 reviews
Welcome to The Garden Station
Garden
Hexham
A beautiful restored Victorian station - Garden, Café, Woodland Walks, Day Courses and Art Exhibitions. And a very special wedding venue.
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 44 reviews
Bolam Lake Country Park
Nature and Wildlife
Bolam
Bolam Lake Country Park is situated in the heart of the beautiful Northumberland countryside surrounded by historic landscapes and dramatic views.

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