Capability Brown toured the nation, designing gardens without comparison, leaving his mark on the landscape. Among the treasures he left the nation is Chillingham Castle. At one point the location for the English attack against William Wallace, this site has grand lakes around which you can wander, fantastic views of the countryside, and lays claim to the longest herbaceous border in northern England. There are a range of fantastic flowers on show here, including rhododendrons, bluebells and daffodils.
Must see: The rare 19th century Italian Garden by eminent Royal Garden Designer Sir Jeffery Wyatville.