WATCH: Breaking ice at Alnwick Garden

Sheets of ice tumbled down the Grand Cascade at Alnwick Garden when the water was turned on today.

Water in the Grand Cascade froze overnight and, when switched back on, it forced huge sheets of ice to tumble down the famous water feature.

Sheets of ice tumble down the Grand Cascade at Alnwick Garden. Picture by Jane Coltman

Sheets of ice tumble down the Grand Cascade at Alnwick Garden. Picture by Jane Coltman

Creating an almost hypnotic effect, the water filled up in each section of the cascade and then overflowed to the next, breaking up the ice as it did so.

The Grand Cascade is the largest water feature of its kind in the country, being built into two listed earth banks from the 1850s.

The Garden will re-open to the public on Saturday.