Kirkharle Lake & Courtyard


Kirkharle
Northumberland
NE19 2PE

+44 01830 540362

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 193 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
07/06/2018

quiet oasis


sheilaanne2018, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Lovely courtyard and lake. Friendly cafe with excellent coffee. Freshly baked scones and cakes. Interesting history and shops.
tripadvisor
05/06/2018

Disappointing


debbie d, Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
A beautiful setting with a lovely walk around the lake.... However it says "open at 10.00" it was not..... It says " a great Day out" it was not . it says " hand crafted jewelry" No! It says furniture" No! It says "glass work gallery" No! In fact the only shops open was an art shop, which was very good, friendly staff and lovely pictures and cards. A food shop (Very experience) and the coffee shop which was nice but expensive. We had seen everything including a drink and a walk round to lake (which was beautiful) by 11.30. not what I would call "a great day out" as discribed in the leaflet.
tripadvisor
02/06/2018

Hidden gem


geejay3,
What a lovely hidden gem. Have stopped here for dinner on our way to Embleton and we were pleasantly surprised. It’s a beautiful place with a cafe,gift shop,food shop,art gallery and beautiful lake you can walk around. The food was really good . All accessible for wheelchair users too. Definitely recommend it
tripadvisor
28/05/2018

Something a little bit different


Kidda2014, Northallerton
I was told about this place by a previous visitor and decided to give it a try. It’s in a beautiful setting and is well signposted. It is a mixture of craft and art galleries there is also a cafe serving local produce. There’s a small outdoor play area with traditional games like skittles and quoits. If you are interested in local history it’s well worth visiting here also good for garden lovers.
tripadvisor
27/05/2018

Sunday lunch, “Something Different”


Ian P, Consett, United Kingdom
Craster Kipper with potato and caper salad, absolutely delicious, my wife tucked into the Moroccan carrot wrap and left not a scrap. Highly recommended and we will be back.

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