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Howick Hall Gardens
Ranked #6 of 44 things to do in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Was really looking forward to this having read such good reviews. The house (not open to the public as yet) looks fantastic and the gardens are equally stunning. The only problem for us with the poor weather the snowdrops were past it but the rhoddies were not yet in bloom, A lovely series of walks all of which are well sign posted. The tearoom is a must, beautiful with very pleasant waitresses all beautiufully dressed - a real tea room. Not the cheapest but the Earl Grey tea was lovely as were the cakes. Good also that there was no additional charge to park the car unlike other attractions.

Thank Gordilindsay
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

The arboretum was lovely and peaceful (our visit was midweek during term time) and the structure of the trees and landscape were stunning with so few leaves on the trees. The snowdrops and aconites added further splashes of colour to the variety of tree bark that we saw. As it is quite an extensive site we spent almost four hours wandering around and only saw a few other people and were amazed when we stopped in the lovely Earl Grey tea rooms (where we had a delicious lunch) how many people the garden/ arboretum had managed to absorb!

We'll definitely visit again - hundreds of daffodils and tulips are promised if we time it right!

Thank sarah_from_leeds
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

My husband and I visited in March 2013 and popped into the tea room at the end of our visit. We were pleasantly suprised how good it was. The setting is lovely and you almost feel you are eating in the house itself. Staff were friendly and polite and the food was excellent. We each had sandwiches and they were very filling and delicious. A good selection of teas and we liked the fact that the menu gave us information about the family and history of the Hall. We can't comment on the atmosphere as there was only one other occupied table at the time due to the fact that we had gone in near closing time. However, there are plenty of tables so we can only imagine it full.

2  Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Peace and tranquility with some wonderful walks. Great little cafe and don't miss the walk down to the sea.

3  Thank stuartbbAlnwick
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We visit Howick Hall on a very regular basis. The grounds are superb and the scenery and the colours change by the season.

The walks around the gardens and woods are fantastic. You may be lucky enough to spot a red squirrel.

The highlight of the day has to be lunch in the beautiful tearooms. The food is super, always to a high standard and quality. The staff are great too.

We love it!

4  Thank susanshort62
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