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The magnificent building of Castle Ashby House is guarded by a pair of splendid 18th-century wrought iron gates. The castle was built in 1574 by the first Earl of Northampton, and later it was improved by Inigo Jones.
It is one of the finest buildings of the period, built on a grand scale to entertain Queen Elizabeth I, this fabulous building crowned with balustrades and turrets, contains rooms sumptuously decorated and lavishly furnished. It is surrounded by magnificent parkland laid out by Capability Brown.
Castle Ashby is still owned by the family that built it but sadly it is not open to public view but is specifically let out for corporate entertaining and as a wedding venue. However, the glorious gardens are open to the public all the year round. Here you can see magnificent tree lined avenues, a series of ponds, brilliant plantation, a garden Temple and other garden buildings. There are over 100 urns decorating garden walks, and in the Italian garden there are 30 terracotta urns, magnificent yews and a Gloriette. The whole is off-set by sweeping lawns and trees of beech and lime.
With a romantic castle as a back-drop, this garden is truly evocative of an age long since gone and is well worth seeing.
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