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Howick Hall

Howick, Alnwick NE66 3LB, England
01665 577 285
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Alnwick
Type: Gardens
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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York, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We arrived to see the sign, no dogs allowed. What a disappointment. Northumberland is generally very dog friendly. I really don't understand why well behaved dogs on leads can't be allowed in the grounds. Many other places do this successfully. I hope you will reconsider your policy.

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Swansea, Wales, UK
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111 reviews 111 reviews
10 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The gardens are the key attraction here with pleasant walks through woodland, along lakes,bog gardens and uphill. The tearooms are a welcome stop after your walk. Chance to sample the Earl Grey tea. Sandwiches very nice. Apart from the entrance hall displays and the tearooms nothing else to see about the house.

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Derby
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Off the beaten track, so not too many visitors, making for a lovely peaceful wander round these brilliant gardens. Very natural, lots of colour and unusual plants and trees. We spent a good while there just doing the gardens bits but will definitely go back to explore the vast arboretums. There is also a delightful elegant tea room which serves... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Howick hall is a beautiful collection of gardens and walks.The tea room is lovely with quality food and ,of course tea.

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Northumberland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We enjoyed a tea for two in the tea rooms which was lovely, with lots of choice. Home made cakes and scones and Earl Grey tea of course! (Can have 'ordinary' tea if you want.) It was all very pleasant. Can I suggest however that the tea room staff try to smile a bit more please? They weren't exactly sullen,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The gardens around the house and bog garden were full of colour when we visited in August. The woodlands and arboretum were lovely to walk in, the mapped routes extend for between 1 and nearly 4 miles and it is easy to spend a few hours walking and exploring. We had lunch in the tea rooms and the sandwiches and... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

very nice gardens in the summer, extensive grounds to explore and a fantastic tea room. The tea room food was great, the service and atmosphere was excellent. the hot drinks where of very good quality.

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Yorkshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely woodland walk at Howick Hall. The appearance of the gardens vary depending on the time of year you visit but when we visited in late July the bog garden was very good. Probably not one for those who like more formal gardens. But if you like a good walk with your gardens then this could be for... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Enjoyed walking in gardens and woods during our visit in July, however the main purpose of our visit was to take afternoon tea in the famous and elegant tearoom. This turned out to be very mediocre, the choice of sandwich fillings was very basic and uninspired, the cake was average, and the scones were pale and heavy. The jam and... More

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essex
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Lovely garden and pleasant wooded walks, not too crowded and amazing tearoom. Elegant room with superb food, we recommend the Craster kippers and the Welsh rarebit.

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