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Howick Hall

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Address: Howick, Alnwick NE66 3LB, England
Phone Number: +44 1665 577285
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Tranquil Woodland Gardens and Opulent Tea Room

Howick Hall was owned by Earl Grey (of Earl Grey tea fame) and has clearly seen better days. The current owners seem to be in the process of renovation but the main building is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Whitley, United Kingdom
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Whitley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Howick Hall was owned by Earl Grey (of Earl Grey tea fame) and has clearly seen better days. The current owners seem to be in the process of renovation but the main building is not open to the public. The grounds are the attraction here. We walked for an hour in the various parts of the garden and didn't see... More 

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Hobart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

atis isn't your typical Country house garden. Howick is more an arboretum, or a series of them, with trees from all over the world. I loved roaming along the long Walk, exploring areas that took my fancy. There are formal beds around the House, once owned by th Earls Grey, but the arboretum is the feature. There's some excellent interpretation... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Howick Hall and Arboretum is not what you would call overcrowded by visitors but that may be its attraction. The garden, wood walks are plentiful and you can wander for miles including a long walk to the coast. The history of the Hall and Family is second to none including politicians, prime ministers, a dash of royalty and scandal mixed... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

These are lovely gardens and an arboretum to wander round at any time of year. There is no great desire to get the visitor to spend money and it is just the kind of place where you want to revisit to wind down.

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Lille, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Just returned from a trip to howick hall. First appearances aren.t good years ago there used to be a t.v presenter on house selling who used the expression " curb appeal " and the hall is lacking . The large pond at the entrance is green and the flower beds are sad . The resteraunt is expensive and the waitresses... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Howick Hall and Gardens is truly a garden for all seasons. Set in a beautiful part of Northumberland near to the North Sea this was our first visit and will not be the last. The Visitor Centre is the best place to start with information panels designed to show how the Gardens & Aboretum has evolved over the years. There... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I recently visited the gardens and tea room of Howick Hall and I have to say that it is well worth a visit. The gardens are stunningly beautiful and we spent the whole day there. There are three mapped walks you can do (1.25, 2.5 and 5 miles), one of which takes you down to the seaside. A lot of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a difficult one to review because it really has some positives but was just not what we expected. I should state that we are not expert gardeners and neither do we know much about individual plants but we have paid to visit gardens and parklands in many other places over the years.On the positive side it is easy... More 

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shanghai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lovely grounds very informal, home to the Grey family of Earl Grey Tea fame. The old house is not open to the public but the grounds and the church are. Grounds are a pleasant walk and there are some more formal areas of planting. The church and grave yard is very atmospheric especially as just now there is a small... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have visited Howick Hall gardens and arboretum many times and have not yet seen everything on offer. The formal gardens are kept beautifully and the arboretum offers lots of interesting walks of whatever length you choose. One, appropriately called the Long Walk takes you right down to the coast and involves a very pleasant walk along part of St... More 

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