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This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.

Access Statement for Kirkharle Courtyard Creative Arts Centre



Kirkharle Courtyard is a thriving visitor attraction situated in the centre of rural Northumberland. Newcastle, Hexham, Morpeth, Rothbury, Ponteland and Alnwick are all less than 20 miles from the Courtyard. Kirkharle is the birthplace of Lancelot (Capability) Brown - arguably Britain's finest landscape designer. The Centre has been created from an 18th century farm steading and comprises 10 craft workshops/galleries, a Coffee House/Restaurant and a newly created lake with accessible pathway. All buildings are placed on level ground and ramps have been installed where necessary. Every effort has been taken to make the centre accessible. The majority of workshops and the coffee house are all situated on the ground floor. Visitors can enjoy home cooked food in our Coffee House, learn about the life and work of Capability Brown and watch craftsmen creating products as diverse as gold and silver jewellery, ceramic garden statues, silhouette pictures, papier mache items and much more. Only two workshops are on the first floor and, due to listed building constraints, it has not been possible to install a lift.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01830 540362 or email




Car Parking and Arrival


Main Entrance, Reception and Ticketing Area


Attraction (displays, exhibits, rides etc.)


Public Toilets






Grounds and Gardens


Additional Information


Future Plans



Contact Information


Address (Inc postcode):

Kirkharle Courtyard Kirkwhelpington Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland NE19 2PE


01830 540362



Hours Of Operation:

Grounds and Coffee House open - 10am-5pm summer months, 10am - 4pm winter.(Shop and workshop opening times vary according to each business).




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