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Stagshaw Garden

Ambleside, England
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Probably great in May, but poor in June

Stagshaw Garden is an informal woodland garden boasting of being a blaze of colour and scents. Well... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
John5550
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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
Damn fine views

These gardens are a converted forest and so, its a monumental rock garden with shrubbery... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
david n
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
“lake district” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Ambleside, England
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Stagshaw Garden is an informal woodland garden boasting of being a blaze of colour and scents. Well it wasn't on our visit which was late June. You can imagine its potential a month or so earlier but we were very disappointed on our visit. Very...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

These gardens are a converted forest and so, its a monumental rock garden with shrubbery. Yesterday, with the birds singing, the trees in bloom and in sunshine it was fabulous. The views at various points on the (steep) paths are great, Even better it is...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Not big enough to fill a morning, the gardens are a pleasant interlude on the popular walk from Ambleside to Troutbeck.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We have often just driven passed Stagshaw Gardens but this time turned into the very tiny car park. We enjoyed a very pleasant walk but it was probably not the best time of year to appreciate the gardens as nothing - not even the daffodils-...More

1  Thank JourneymanMerseyside
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

My son with his wife and 3 boys took us to Stagshaw Garden. It is not a visit for the infirm, the footpaths are quite steep. But with the views over the lade and the autumnal colours it is a place not to miss. We...More

2  Thank Sylvia C
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Good for a short and free something to do - get a little exercise and blow the cobwebs away. Gravel paths climb beside a falling stream through the garden. More strenuous walks are nearby.

Thank VeggieGeoff
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely gardens just outside Ambleside..set on hillside. Best seen in spring. Lots of azaleas and rhododendrums out at present. Walk not for faint hearted as on hillside. Lovely views over to Lake Windermere. Very peaceful.

Thank maggie1966
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Dropped by on a rainy May Saturday morning. Nice enough brief walk through the woods with several rhododendrons in flower. Could have walked through the woods to Ambleside but went on the roadside footpath route instead. A half hour visit ought to be sufficient.

Thank RobinB1957
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

I made a short trip to Stagshaw Gardens during a recent visit to the Lake District. The gardens are very pretty with some walking paths and benches. The top of the gardens connects with a trail to Jenkin Crag which is also worth doing.

Thank lirwin13
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

My wife and I have passed this place a number of times when on holiday in the Lake District, but never stopped until recently. We are glad we did, but it was in September and the weather was not great. Therefore, it may be better...More

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Vikki R
17 May 2018|
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Response from JourneymanMerseyside | Reviewed this property |
I think so. A lady was walking her dog when we were there. Best checking on the N.T website. Hope this helps.
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derek f
9 June 2017|
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Response from SLeeH | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is free of charge parking but it is limited.
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