Northumberland's Chillingham Castle reopens its garden and grounds

A Northumberland castle has reopened its garden and grounds to the public.
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Chillingham Castle, like many other attractions across the county, has been unable to open yet this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

While that remains the case for the 12th century fortress, the gardens inspired by Capability Brown’s ideas are fully open.

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The garden is a rare survivor from 1828 and is the work of royal designer Sir Jeffry Wyatville, fresh from his royal triumphs at Windsor.

Chillingham Castle gardens.Chillingham Castle gardens.
Chillingham Castle gardens.

The famous herbaceous border is the longest in northern England.

At the moment the grounds are only open at weekends from 11am to 4pm.

It will only be accepting card payments.

Hot and cold beverages and light refreshments will be for sale from the Summer House.

The formal garden at Chillingham Castle.The formal garden at Chillingham Castle.
The formal garden at Chillingham Castle.

Toilets will be available.

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Admission is via the main castle gates. Prices: adult £8, child £4, family £20.

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