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The old church is fantastic

The old church cemetery ruins on the grounds are well worth the walk. The cafe has good coffee and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Joyce P
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Treated ourselves

Relaxing in their lovely grounds with the best cup of coffee for miles fantastic scones the size of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Barnard Castle, Eggleston, Barnard Castle DL12 0AG, England
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All reviewsgarden trailfor saleold churchsmall chargeround the gardensgreat rangetea roomstunning gardensfruit treescafe servesexcellent qualitytea shoplovely gift shopwell worth a visitcakespleasant visitwalk around
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The old church cemetery ruins on the grounds are well worth the walk. The cafe has good coffee and seems to be a local favorite for lunch.

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Relaxing in their lovely grounds with the best cup of coffee for miles fantastic scones the size of a boxers fist and lovely staff. Worth the drive. Special mention to Rebecca whose smile lights up the place.

Thank essexgal2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are a keen gardener or have a passion for horticulture I can see this being ideal for you. However I do think the place is misadvertised, it's basically a garden centre you have to pay a couple of quid to get in! Gorgeous...More

Thank 60Anon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to visit the gardens and nursery at the end of August. As someone has mentioned, perhaps the gardens not at their peak then but still worth seeing. The nursery however, was even better. The old fruit trees that are trained against the wall...More

Thank Sheri T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends and enjoyed the plant trail round these exquisite gardens. Possibly not at their best in late August but still lovely. Terrific plant sales department and great cafe. We’ll be back in June!

Thank JS869
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited late August but still lots of colours. Well organized, helpful staff. You must visit the art galleries in the buildings in gardens beautiful work by talented people.

Thank boydy73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great gardens and only £2:50 - numbered stones guide. You around and end up in nursery with lovely plants. Forget the impossible to find abbey (ruins) and go here

Thank DaveThomasLeicester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say shop sells items from Kew garden ie cups pots not you local stuff you would expect as a visitor all uther area's are good

Thank mclaren33
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Great gardens, but even better plant nursery. Unfortunately we have visited mid August and the gardens are past their best, we plan to return in early summer next year and don't think we will be disappointed. The plant nursery is probably the best "non big...More

1  Thank jikoku
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Visited here with family for lunch. The food was freshly prepared and original, the menu was way beyond the usual garden centre fodder. Staff were helpful and friendly and everything was produced as promised. The gardens and the cafe are well worth the effort of...More

2  Thank frankie390
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2 August 2016|
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Response from Dan T | Reviewed this property |
On leads I think so, but not in the café
Irene M
27 July 2015|
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Response from sunderland3 | Reviewed this property |
Richmond Hill is in Surrey . Eggleston Hall and Gardens are in County Durham DL12
29 March 2015|
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Response from Brenda H | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is free ..Plenty of room to wander but a donation would be appreciated