Go walking in a winter wonderland

21.12.2016 | category: General
Photo credit: Temple of Diana at Weston Park in winter. ​VisitEngland and Weston Park
Photo credit: Temple of Diana at Weston Park in winter. ​VisitEngland and Weston Park

Looking to work off a Christmas lunch, or for the perfect spot for a new year stroll? Plenty of landscapes designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown are open over the festive season for visitors to explore.

The list below is made up of sites where the landscapes are accessible between 21 December 2016 and 3 January 2017. For exact details of what’s open when, and any admission charges, please see the individual site’s website.

With around 250 Capability Brown landscapes in England and Wales, the Festival team may well have missed some! Why not use our interactive map to find your nearest Brown landscape?

North East

Kirkharle Courtyard (Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day)

Wallington (House, Cafe and Shop closed 24th, 25th and 26th December)

Gibside (closed 24-25 December)

Yorkshire and the Humber

Temple Newsam (Closed: 25, 26, 27 Dec 2016 / 1 & 2 Jan 2017)

Wentworth Castle Gardens (closed 24 - 26 December and 1 January). The Farm Shop and Farm Shop Cafe are open on 24 December.

East Midlands

Chatsworth (not 24, 25, 26 Dec or 1 Jan)

West Midlands

Weston Park – (open 26-31 December)

Trentham (closed 25 December)

Charlecote (closed 24-25 December)

Coombe Country Park

Warwick Castle (closed 25 December)

Berrington Hall (closed 21-27 December)

Croome (closed 24-25 December)

East of England

Ampthill Park

Wimpole (closed 25 December)

Audley End (open 27 December – 31 December)

Wrest Park (open 27 December and 2-3 January)

Thorndon Country Park

Ashridge Estate

Panshanger Park

Pishiobury Park

Greater London

Wimbledon Park

South East

Langley Park

Stowe (closed 25 December)

Sheffield Park and Garden (closed 25 December)

Blenheim (closed 25 December)

Claremont Landscape Garden (closed 24 and 25 December)

Hampton Court Palace (closed 24-26 December)

Petworth (closed 24 and 25 December)

South West

Longleat (closed 25 December)


Dinefwr (closed 24-25 December) 


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