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Very limited opening times, but it is SENSATIONAL. The gardens are just fantastic, the best small... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Margaret T
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Amazing Garden

We have visited some great gardens in England, mostly in the South. Always thinking 'Well, they... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Durham, United Kingdom
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Thornton Hall Staindrop Road, Darlington DL2 2NB, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very limited opening times, but it is SENSATIONAL. The gardens are just fantastic, the best small gardens I have ever seen. I go at least once each year, often 2 or 3 times. Lunch this year was superb.

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We have visited some great gardens in England, mostly in the South. Always thinking 'Well, they will be great, as the temperature is normally 10 degrees warmer than where we live' Thornton Hall is 20 miles from where we live and it is amazing. We...More

Thank KKC10
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Beautiful gardens a joy to see. Has to be seen to appreciate all the work that has gone into it. Have visited several times, never get tired of seeing them

Thank class0f62
Reviewed 4 July 2018

These gardens are only open occasionally, usually on Wednesdays in the summer, but it is well worth trying to catch them when they are open because they are superb. I would say it is one of the best gardens I have ever visited; and the...More

Thank Canalsidekid
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This is a privately owned garden which is only open to the public on rare occasions. It is amazing walking through one spectacular "room" to another, we were there at just the right time to see magnificent colour schemes in every bed. Refreshments were good...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Last Wednesday was a superb day and Thornton Hall Gardens excelled in their beauty. The roses were particularly beautiful this year, but the whole display of wonderful shrubs and flowers was superb. The refreshments served were also excellent - delicious salads, a range of lovely...More

Thank GLJ1953
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This was our first visit to this amazing place. Such a beautiful laid out garden with something to see at every turn. Brilliant refreshments, shame about the weather, rained in my tea. The one down side was the toilets. Three!! with 4 buses in the...More

Thank Judith B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Better than ever this year. If you haven't been before this is a must visit garden. Refreshments very pricey but I think some money goes to charity.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

It has become somewhat of an annual pilgrimage to see the gardens at Thornton Hall....and we are never disappointed. Well worth a visit as long as the weather holds up. Decent catering too.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Visited today and was pleasantly surprised with what has been achieved. Lots of hard work has been put in to it by the family and it shows and they can be thanked for opening it up for all to see. Well worth a visit but...More

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