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Beautiful and interesting gardens

Lucky to visit in a tour group so shown around by the Head Gardener and two volunteers. Lord... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Restful Gardens and afternoon tea

One of our favourite stopping off places when we walk from Craster and back again along the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paul T
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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| Howick, Alnwick NE66 3LB, England
+44 1665 577285
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Reviewed yesterday

Lucky to visit in a tour group so shown around by the Head Gardener and two volunteers. Lord Howick used to travel abroad on plant and seed hunting expeditions but these are now undertaken by the Head Gardener. This means the Gardens are stocked with...More

1  Thank holidayer1097
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of our favourite stopping off places when we walk from Craster and back again along the coast The new sensory garden is restful and playful and we enjoyed taking our friends for tea and scones in the Hall.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely day here. Good variety of gardens to visit and lovely woodland walks. The earl gray tea house was superb had a seat at the window next to the bird feeders great viewing for bird watchers

Thank Tanda2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time here. The history of of the family and their gardens are beautiful-take good shoes to walk around. The tea rooms are well worth a visit too,

Thank Gillian2226
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tea rooms are lovely as is the food. Proper tea as you might expect. However if you fancy the Afternoon Tea, buy the items seperately. That will cost £13.90 instead of £17.50!

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wavered between a 3 and 4 star - gardens a 4 and tea room a 3. Had a very enjoyable visit while staying in the area - it's a garden for gardeners - very nice. The highlights for August were the Bog Garden, Hydrangea Garden,...More

Thank Rachael C
Reviewed 14 August 2018

As others have said, a bit of a hidden gem. Only managed a fraction of the very extensive grounds. The tea room was pretty good and the staff we met were very friendly.

Thank Philip W
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of the nicest places offering delicious tea and cake in the most glorious surroundings - I feel like I have stepped back in time and this wonderful place never disappoints! We walked around the extensive arboretum and then headed out onto the...More

1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Even in the height of summer, this beautiful place wasn’t busy. A wonderful garden and arboretum with a vast array of insect life. Paths in the west arboretum and gardens are wheelchair navigable. All the staff were brilliantly helpful. Great tearoom.

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 5 August 2018

When visiting, know in advance what you’re coming to see so that you’re delighted rather than disappointed. Coming here is to see the gardens, the church, and to take tea in the Earl Grey teahouse. The hall is not open to visitors since the lord...More

Thank Zorah G
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25 June 2018|
Response from lisascholes | Reviewed this property |
I think we paid around £14 for 2 of us. That's with a concession for over 60s. It's a beautiful place.
15 August 2017|
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Response from CumbriaBerry | Reviewed this property |
Good morning When we visited there was visitors there in a mobility scooter/wheelchair and we found most of the gardens are wheelchair friendly but obviously there are areas which would be difficult to access due to... More