Alnwick Gardens

Well done Alnwick Council

Date of Stay: 1st September 2012. How does it go n Mary Poppins? Super cali fragilisti cexpi alidocious – wonder if I have spelt that correctly, doesn’t appear to be in my spell checker? Anyway, that is the best word to describe Alnwick Council who have provided FOUR specific Motorhome parking places just outside Alnwick Castle and Gardens and adjacent the Alnwick Playhouse where we were visiting to watch Miriam Margolies in Dickens Women, (which, by the way, was excellent and very funny).
£2 is the cost of a parking ticket all day till 6pm and payment after that time (which we did) automatically rolled over to 6pm the following day. There is no sign that we can see which says no overnight parking/camping so after a good meal at The Tower restaurant (just through the archway on the right) and an enjoyable night at the theatre, we settled down quietly to an uninterrupted and peaceful sleep.
The following day (Sunday) we spent the morning in Alnwick Gardens. £12 entry for an adult (but we got one free as Annie is an RHS member) isn’t cheap but certainly enjoyable and interesting.
Hats off to Alnwick Council who will be getting a note from me telling them how forward thinking they are.

As for the gardens – stunning, and hopefully this image catches something of the magic.  Tomorrow, one of what must be God’s most beautiful spots to park for a day, Alnmouth.

Water Cascade Alnwick Gardens – click to enlarge

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