Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, created a special, fabulous garden for Queen Elizabeth I in 1575.
This garden, lost for centuries, has been brought back to life by a pioneering team of historians, archaeologists, plantsmen and plantswomen, designers, craftspeople and gardeners. Featuring a fountain and aviary, it presents the most complete evocation of an Elizabethan garden anywhere in the world.
Large grassed areas surround the castle. There is plenty of room for children to run around, but kites not allowed due to large trees.