Kirkharle Lake & Courtyard


Kirkharle
Northumberland
NE19 2PE

+44 01830 540362

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 208 reviews
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Overview

Set beside the Lake, inspired by Capability Brown’s original plan, Kirkharle Courtyard is a unique shopping experience, promising home cooked food, creativity, heritage and culture in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside - only thirty minutes north of Newcastle upon Tyne, Hexham, Morpeth and Alnwick.
Within the 18th century courtyard, you'll find work for sale from a variety of nationally-renowned crafts people who sell everything from papier mache artwork to classically inspired sculpture. There's hand-made jewellery and traditionally-constructed bespoke furniture, as well as local crafts, gifts, vintage and antiques. There's also a coffee house which offers some fantastic contemporary cuisine, often using local produce, as well as the traditional cream tea.
Kirkharle's success lies in the way it has managed to combine a modern, but unique, shopping experience with its interesting and varied past.
Kirkharle was the birthplace of Lancelot Capability Brown, the landscape artist once described as the Shakespeare of Gardening. Brown lived on the estate until he was 23 and you can find an exhibition about the man and his work within the courtyard.
The inspirational vision of Capability Brown has recently been brought to life. You can now enjoy his birthplace yourself by taking the pleasant walk around the lake on the fully accessible footpath.
With the recent addition of the Capability Brown play area (for children aged 2-9 years) and a series of activities for the kids - including historic games, a nature trail and a large sandpit area - there’s plenty to keep the little ones entertained whilst visiting the workshops and galleries in the courtyard.

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Certificate of Excellence
tripadvisor
04/12/2018

A Pleasant Detour


Replicant12, Prudhoe, United Kingdom
Stopped off here on our way back from Scotland for a coffee and a 'lite-bite' .The coffees and the toasted teacakes were good, the service friendly and efficient and the surroundings were very relaxing.Certainly a place to return to.
tripadvisor
22/11/2018

15 mins should do it


janebarriisltd, Scotland, United Kingdom
Delightful people but most of it closed. Even when open this is not a 2 to 3 hour experience. Didn’t try the food.
tripadvisor
20/10/2018

Kirkharle Coffee Shop


sammiemay75,
To start this review I would like to say that I have had lunch here many times before without a problem, however today let it down in so many ways. Yes the coffee shop was busy which caused the slowness of being served and having to tell the staff we were in the ‘lower’ room, it does not excuse only HALF an order being served to both myself and friends and another couple who were sat with us. Two of us had to shout after trying to get the waitresses attention by speaking at normal volume, who did apologise and then came back with the other half of the couples order, so we reminded her again that my friend was waiting and it arrived a few minutes later. My other friend and I had finished our meal by then. The people on the next table to us actually left after paying for their drinks as their order had been ‘lost’. The one thing I did notice was the lack of Carl today I don’t know if that has any significance but I certainly won’t go back if he’s not in.
tripadvisor
08/10/2018

Popped in for a cuppa


Nevertooyoung,
Stumbled across Kirkharle enroute from Durham to Edinburgh on a cold and wet Monday morning. Received a warm welcome in the Tea room and enjoyed a lovely cuppa and freshly baked scone. Spotlessly clean with free parking and secure children's play area.
tripadvisor
25/09/2018

Morning coffee visit


chrisrZ3415KM,
Quick and friendly service. Excellent coffee and delicious just baked scones. Interesting outlets to look around after coffee and we also enjoyed a walk around the lake. Our first visit but not our last!

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