Kirkharle is a unique destination. Just a short drive from Newcastle is a collection of boutique shops, arts and crafts workshops and local specialist food outlets set in a converted 18th Century farm courtyard. These beautiful buildings were the birthplace of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, arguably Britain's most famous landscape architect. Here, as well as visiting one of our many specialist shops, or dining in our cosy coffee house and restaurant, you can wander around our gardens and lake or take a countryside walk to the nearby 14th Century Church.
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There is plenty to see and do at Kirkharle courtyard, all year round.The Kirkharle Gallery exhibits original
works of fine art and photography by local artists, together with decorative items for the home and garden. These compliment
the handcrafted English furniture displayed and made in the courtyard by Robinson Gay
Frederick Alan Designs occupies a gallery, displaying gold and silver jewellery, made in the adjacent workshop, whilst Red Dust Ceramics offers classic and contemporary ceramic sculptures inspired by antiquity and mythology.
Behind the courtyard, the Georgian Stone Barn houses further specialist artists.No.1 is the home of Spirit Of Colour Jewellery selling handmade semi-precious necklaces, earrings and bracelets, and John Speight creates finely detailed papercut art. Dianne Fox creates iridescent papier mache artworks and sylish jewellery. Visit Shepherds Walks for their unique expeditions throughout the north of England. Last June 2 new workshops opened upstairs - Panier D'Amor for luxurious, artisan gifts to pamper and indulge and Archade with an ever-changing staock of antiques, collecables and vitage items.
The Grainshed is our most recent development. Here you can find the Kirkharle Gift Studio freauring Local crafts and designer gifts, inspiring and affordable. Visit us today for
something totally different. The Wildside of Art displays a 'must see' exhibition of paintings, drawingsand prints by our renowned reisdent artist Peter Phillips.
Once you have shopped in the artisan workshops and galleries, or enjoyed a relaxed walk to St Wilfrid's church or round Capability Browns lake which is set in the midst of beautiful and unspoilt Northumbrian countryside, the Coffee House's special Capability Brown cream tea, served al fresco in the summer, or beside a roaring log fire in winter, is sure to complete the Kirkharle experience.
Every effort has been made to welcome disabled visitors, but listed building constraints mean that some workshops are not accessible.