The Alnwick Garden

LOCATION

Alnwick, Northumberland

Assessed by
Visit England Logo
Awards
awardaward
Book direct

Our View

The Alnwick Garden is a vision of the Duchess of Northumberland and a leading garden visitor attraction in North East England. The 40-acre landscape is the creation of Belgian designers Wirtz International, and British architect Sir Michael Hopkins designed The Pavilion and Visitor Centre. This unique project in a deprived rural area has transformed a derelict and forgotten plot into a stimulating landscape. Having completed its second phase of development, the garden includes one of the largest wooden tree houses in the world, a Poison Garden, Bamboo Labyrinth and Serpent Garden. An all-weather attraction for all ages and accessible to all. A varied programme of events and activities is available throughout the year.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

award
Gold accolade
award
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
The Alnwick Garden
Denwick Lane,ALNWICK,Northumberland,NE66 1YU
Phone : 01665 511350
geo: 

About the area

Discover Northumberland

If it’s history you’re after, there’s heaps of it in Northumberland. On Hadrian’s Wall you can imagine scarlet-cloaked Roman legionaries keeping watch for painted Pictish warriors while cursing the English weather and dreaming of home. Desolate battlefield sites and hulking fortresses such as Alnwick, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Warkworth are reminders that this, until not so very long ago, was a contested border region. The ruins of Lindisfarne bear witness to the region’s early Christian history.

Northumberland also has some of Britain’s best beaches. On summer days, and even in winter, you’ll see surfers and other brave souls making the most of the coast. Inland, there are some great walks and bike rides in the dales of the Cheviot Hills and the Simonsides – just hilly enough to be interesting, without being brutally steep. There's dramatic scenery in the High Pennines, where waterfalls plunge into deep valleys, and there are swathes of heather-scented moorland. Northumberland National Park covers over 400 square miles of moorland and valleys with clear streams and pretty, stone-built villages. It’s just the place for wildlife watching too. You’ll find flocks of puffins, guillemots and other seabirds around the Farne Islands, and seals and dolphins offshore.

Why choose Rated Trips?

Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK
icon example
The best coverage

Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.

icon example
Quality assured

Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.

icon example
Plan your next trip

Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.

icon example
Travel inspiration

Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.