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Alnwick Castle Landscaped Park (Hedgeley; Alnwick; Eglingham; Denwick; Edlingham)

The park of Alnwick Castle includes some landscaped pleasure grounds (8ha), a walled garden (about 3ha) and a park designed by Capability Brown (about 200ha). They were laid out in the later 18th century for the First Duke of Northumberland. The river has been widened and there are a number of picturesque walks by the river and through the remains of the 14th century Alnwick Abbey. It was reckoned to be one of the finest pleasure walks in England by 1770. This site includes Grade I Listed Buildings protected by law. This is a Grade I Registered Garden.

Reference number:N4537
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Alnwick
Local History of Denwick
Local History of Hedgeley
Local History of Eglingham
Local History of Edlingham


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