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Giggle Alley

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Smithybrow Lane, Eskdale, England
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Spring Spot

A wonderful Spring Garden, not to be missed. The colours are magnificent. Looked after by local... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Sylvia C
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Holmrook, United Kingdom
Overgrown

Was looking forward to this but it's a huge disappointment. It's so overgrown you have no idea were... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
banksja007
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible8%
27 Aug 2016
“Spring Spot”
23 Aug 2016
“Overgrown”
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Smithybrow Lane, Eskdale, England
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

A wonderful Spring Garden, not to be missed. The colours are magnificent. Looked after by local volunteers. Azaleas, Maples, Rhodes, everything. Try and fit in a visit in Springtime

Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to this but it's a huge disappointment. It's so overgrown you have no idea were it starts or ends. Don't bother with this and go do something else. If you have dogs just walk past the Japanese entrance sign and about 50...More

Thank banksja007
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Lovely walk through the Japanese gardens, created in 1913, and a beautiful fell walk on a sunny morning.

Thank DannyW368
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The Japanese Garden may be very overgrown and not in its former glory, but it's good fun and a nice walk up to visit. Be warned - it's uphill and the paths can be a bit muddy. We enjoyed the little wooden bridges and the...More

1  Thank Jkmacman
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We have never been to such beautiful Japanese garden before. The lady who appeared to be the caretaker showed us around and we had a lovely few hours exploring Giggle Alley. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank tomphelps73
Reviewed 12 July 2016

If you want a strenuous walk up a track and steps to reach the top of a hill, you're in luck. If you're taken in by the promise of a Japanese garden at the summit, think again. This is so overgrown now that you can...More

1  Thank TheSpennos
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We saw signs for this Japanese garden and decided to stop off here on our way back to our campsite. We thought the free parking was too good to be true (every other car park in the Lakes charges about £4 an hour) and sure...More

Thank HSeriously
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Nice quiet peaceful walk. A few little trails to explore and old Japanese garden. I like to come here with the kids because they like to explore.

Thank Spudhead77
Reviewed 4 September 2015

The Japanese garden adjacent to Giggle alley has been seriously neglected while the alley is not really a giggle. Where the name comes from is a mystery. If you are there its worth a quick look but don't expect too much.

Thank chrisjph
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Stopped off here one evening on our way back to our campsite. It must have been about 7 pm and we had the whole forest to our self. Very beautiful and quiet and the Japanese theme doesn't look out of place. It is a work...More

2  Thank Ryan M
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