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“Stunningly beautiful!”

Parcevall Hall Gardens
Ranked #7 of 41 things to do in Skipton
Certificate of Excellence
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Stunningly beautiful!”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Last Sunday my husband and I visited Parcevall gardens , just north from Bolton Abbey,
It was a beautiful sunny morning and we were greeted by a very nice man who took our payment and gave us a briefing on what to see and where to go, he was very informative.
We took a stroll firstly to a small area of woodland that had been developed originally by prisoners of war.
The area was clothed in bluebells and vibrant coloured rhododendron.A stroll of around 15 minutes brings you to the top of the hill with fabulous views of Simons seat.
We returned to the gardens and started our walk up beside a brook along which there were primulas of all colours , as we gently climbed we could see to our right two fields carpeted with bluebells , we skirted around the back of the hall taking a path to the rock garden.
What a lovely and tranquil place the rock garden is with it's ponds and tumbling waters and the trees and shrubs had the heady smell of the Azaeleas. We rested awhile and then walked on further up a path through woodland , culminating in a wonderful view looking up to Trollers Gill (we walked this last year , it's a fabulous walk ). Back down through the woodland to the rose garden , too early yet for roses and onto the terraced gardens . Amazing views to be seen from here both of Simons seat and the valley below.
The design of the terraces is very asymmetric with many plants and shrubs , we wandered down to the red borders where the flowers are just coming into bloom.
Parcevall hall gardens are a real treat and I would recommend spending some quality time in them we will certainly return later in the year to see the colours of summer.

Visited May 2014
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice gardens shame about the Tea Room”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Visited 18/05/2014
We enjoyed the gardens but the day was spoilt by the poor service in the tearoom.
There were no tables free so we sat on a low wall in front of the tables with menu in hand and waited to attract the waitress's attention who just ignored us. When we politely asked to be served she said she couldn't serve us as we hadn't got a table and thats the rule, like some school teacher talking to children. So we walked out and will not be returning.

Visited May 2014
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Looe, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Parceval Hall must be the best garden north of Hidcote. It puts many much more heavily promoted places to shame. It requires a bit of effort due to the topography but has plenty of places to sit and enjoy the surroundings. We visited in May with bluebells still in bloom and the luteums scenting the air.
It's far less expensive than most places too. Not sure how thay manage it given the standards they achieve. It has a tea room without a lengthy queue too.

Visited May 2014
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Parramatta, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Escape and relax”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

This garden was a truly wonderful surprise. We had read the reviews and had great expectations and we were not disappointed. We were warmly greeted at the gate and given an overview and booklet of the garden layout. We started at the Tibet Wood which is separate from the main garden and this provided a wonderful secluded peace to reflect and chill for an hour or so. We then commenced the main pathways of the garden which are extensive
This is a wonderful garden with all sorts of surprises to be found around every corner. We would highly recommend it.

Visited May 2014
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Duffield, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A hidden delight of a garden”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We had a free entry into this garden, without which we might not have gone. I am so glad we did, as it must be the most beautiful gardens my wife and I have visited and we will certainly pay to come again. Whilst you need a certain amount of agility and stamina to see the best of the gardens, it is well worth it. There is a wooded walk, spring flowers, a beautiful rock garden and views from the top over the valley. On top of this the formal terraces are set out and maintained in such a magnificent way. With a lovely cafe at the entrance, the peace and tranquility of the place takes some beating.

Visited May 2014
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