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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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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 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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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited today, have to say we left feeling ripped off. To charge entry to this uninspiring wood land is robbery. There are endless other woodlands around that you can wander around for free. Howick has nothing to offer to justify the cost of entry. The house is not open to the public, the formal gardens are small and reminiscent of... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I love Howick Hall gardens and tea room. The tea rooms overlook formal lawns and shrub beds with views across the meadows towards the rolling hills. Bird feeders outside the windows provide a regular show of feathered visitors within arms reach. Staff are friendly and the overall ambience of the place is brilliant. It's very relaxed, with a good menu... More

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Scunthorpe
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11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have to agree with the previous contributor. So much more could be done with this site. I expected to see some attractions in the hall but apart from a friendly welcome from the chap at the desk and a few colourful boards there wasn't much more. The gardens were a bit of a let down with little information and... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We've driven past this place countless times - but haven't called in until now. If you are touring Northumberland, you will be spoilt for historic houses and gardens. This should rank amongst the best -but it doesn't. The atmosphere, from the moment you enter the ticket office, is a bit bleak and down. The gardens are maintained in a 'natural'... More

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