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Beautiful iron artwork created by local blacksmith

Crowds gathered at Alnwick Garden today to witness the opening of the fantastic new gates commissioned by the Duchess of Northumberland.

Blacksmith Stephen Lunn and the Duchess of Northumberland with the gates at Alnwick Garden.'Picture by Jane Coltman

Blacksmith Stephen Lunn and the Duchess of Northumberland with the gates at Alnwick Garden.'Picture by Jane Coltman

Red Row blacksmith Stephen Lunn, in conjunction with electronics engineer Richard Benjamin and glass artist Helen Grierson, spent around two years creating the interactive set of gates. Birds burst into song as visitors draw near the gates which are installed in the rose garden.

Garden director Mark Brassell with blacksmith Stephen Lunn and the Duchess of Northumberland with the gates at Alnwick Garden. Picture by Jane Coltman

Garden director Mark Brassell with blacksmith Stephen Lunn and the Duchess of Northumberland with the gates at Alnwick Garden. Picture by Jane Coltman