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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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English first
North Berwick, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We came across Howick Hall by chance and are pleased that we visited. Once the home of Prime Minister, Earl Grey (of tea fame), the estate now contains lovely gardens and a well-planned arboretum.

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Washington, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The gardens at Howick are superb with extensive areas to walk around and all in a wonderful setting. The visitor centre gives plenty of info. on the history of this lovely place and the Earl Grey connection of course. The tea room as other reviewers have said is really lovely and provides lots of good food. I had a lovely... More

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Nottingham
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Have long wanted to visit the Hall but never found the time. Really interesting gardens and extensive walks with a lovely tea room serving some excellent food and with friendly and efficient service.

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Bradford UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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39 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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