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Little Harle Tower

These extensive gardens surround a 14th-century Grade 11 pele tower. Beautiful, mature woodland provides valuable protection on both the east and west sides. Well-established rhododendrons and azaleas offer vibrant colour interest in early summer. Planting includes shrub and herbaceous borders that surround a 2-acre lawn. Some beds were planted in the 1980s but those beside the East Wing have been redeveloped over the last two years. The terrace walk runs along the top of a quarter mile ha-ha offering stunning views to the south over Kirkharle Estate, birthplace of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. The terrace leads to a 2.5-acre Georgian walled garden, the home to Perfect Produce – a commercial business growing vegetables for the restaurant trade. The walled garden also includes an orchard, and cut flowers and vegetables for use in the house.

Garden details

Date:11 Jun 2017

Opening times:


Entrance fees:

Adults: £5.00

Children: £0.00

Address:The Gardens of Little Harle Tower, East Wing and Walled Garden, Kirkwhelpington Newcastle upon Tyne NE19 2PD


From Newcastle (18 miles): head north on A696 (Jedburgh Road) past the airport, through Ponteland and Belsay, and pass the B6342 crossroads. The entrance is 0.25 miles from the crossroads on the right.

Garden owner:Mrs Kitty Anderson

Contact:Margaret Musgrave

Telephone:0191 273 7961 / 07843346159

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Location Name: 55.145487, -1.981677. Zoom: 16
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    GEO: 55.145487, -1.981677
    Little Harle Tower
    New for 2017 We are delighted that Little Harle Tower are opening for the charity. Near to Kirkharle Estate the birthplace of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.
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