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Kirkharle Lake & Courtyard - an oasis of tranquility in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside

An all year round destination.

last updated on 10/09/14

The shops and workshops at Kirkharle operate independantly and opening times may vary


Kirkharle Food and Craft Market

24th, 25th and 26th October

10am – 4.30pm (4pm Sunday)

Craft, gift and food stalls, coffee house, free parking, play park and arts and crafts for children. A fun day out for all the family. Why not take a stroll around the lake, visit the church and learn about Capability Brown.


Stalls still available - please contact Dannielle Johnson - dollysdesigns@live.com - for more information


New Joia Glass  Workshop now open



Joy and Peter Cole, a wife and husband team
designing and making contemporary, individual, kiln-fused
glass art.
T: 07974 746 757 E: info@joiaglass.co.uk



Live music--------------------------------------------------- from Reely Coel.




The Bishop of Dudley's cross and ring were made at Kirkharle

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Our Capability Brown Playarea was opened by the great man himself!!












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Set beside the Lake inspired by Capability Brown’s original plan, Kirkharle promises Creativity and Culture in the beautiful Northumbrian Countryside. Enjoy a great day out to explore the inspirational landscape and courtyard at the birthplace of the most famous of British heritage landscape gardeners.

Home to many crafts and a diverse range of arts, Kirkharle Courtyard in Northumberland is a truly unique shopping experience in the relaxed atmosphere of an historic farm courtyard, just thirty minutes from Newcastle upon Tyne.

Here you can have the rare opportunity of speaking to the artists and designers on site, and seeing the products being made and sold in a beautiful rural setting.

The Lake at Kirkharle is the inspirational vision of Capability Brown and may be one of his first ever landscape designs. Brown’s plan shows hundreds of trees - in clumps, small groups and single trees - with the great sweep of a serpentine lake as the centre piece. Thanks to a local historic landscape specialist, who interpreted and adapted Brown’s design to fit the present day landscape, and the vision of the present landowners, Brown’s plan has been brought to life and you can now enjoy his birthplace for yourself by taking the pleasant walk around the lake on the fully accessible footpath.

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