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Howick Hall

Howick, Alnwick NE66 3LB, England
01665 577 285
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Alnwick
Type: Gardens
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Bradford UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Went last week to visit the gardens which were superb then went for tea best sandwich and cake we have ever eaten.In a setting you will not believe The story of Earl Grey was both fascinating and unique. Would recommend to anyone 10/10. The staff were so helpful especially the gentleman who told us how the plants were collected and... More

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Oxford
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

On a sunny autumn day the light coming through the trees created a wonderful effect as we wandered for hours through the exotic treescapes in this historic estate. It's vast, reaching inland and right down to the sea, where you can complete a long circular walk along part of the heritage coastline. It is a beautiful, tranquil place rich in... More

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Suffolk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The gardens were very nice. The tea rooms are the icing on the cake! Excellent and innovative choice of teas and cakes. The tea rooms are particularly impressive. It would be lovely to see more of the house renovated in the future and open to the public.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had a pleasant day here. Tea rooms are excellent with imaginative food and delicious cakes. Clearly the current family are working towards improving the range of activities for visitors. The map for the less mobile visitor is very clear and there is a good number of seats marked on it which is encouraging.

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A fantastic place to just wander through a marvellous collection of trees and shrubs. The staff are very friendly and knowledgable. A countryside lovers spot. A great place to take the kids for an adventure trailing through the paths and trees. Also the tea rooms are first rate, a good choice of teas, which you would expect from Earl Greys... More

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Cullercoats, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This the home of Earl Grey. The visit is to see the gardens as the house is not open apart from an information centre (which is worth a visit as it is nicely set out and the staff are very helpful). We had a really pleasant visit. However, it was a lovely warm sunny day in mid September which did... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This really is a bit of a luxury. Lunch in an historic house in a beautiful setting, and food that can only be described as excellent. Don’t misunderstand me you are not going to have to pay a fortune to eat here as it is very good value for money, but you feel as though you have just had an... More

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Alnwick, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Most people like Alnwick Gardens and they are great but off the beaten track is Howick Hall and Gardens. This is a place to wander in peace and enjoy the various trees and plants from around the world. If you are lucky you'll see deer and red squirrels as well. There are various lengths of walk (some suitable for disabled... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Excellent tea room. Part of a lovely round trip walk from Craster. Well worth a stop for tea in Earl Grey's house.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

cost of fuel . nothing to visit. just a garden. castle is close and unavailable for visitor.The entry charge is too expensive for this place. There are many garden nicer than here you can walk for free.

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