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Howick Hall

The ancestral seat of the Earls Grey, of the famous tea blend fame.

Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3LB

Howick Hall in Northumberland

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N.B. This property is not free for members of Historic Houses to visit.

Howick Hall Gardens are deliberately aimed at garden lovers and are a plantsman’s delight with extensive grounds offering a stunning variety of unusual plants throughout the seasons.

BBC Gardeners’ World magazine included the gardens in a list of the top five coastal gardens in the country, and The Independent newspaper voted it one of the best ten gardens to visit in spring. In 2009 the garden was voted ‘Garden of the Year’ by Garden Museum and Gardens Illustrated magazine.

Howick was the Grey family seat and home to Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, who was Prime Minister during the time of the passing of the Great Reform Bill of 1832, although he is probably better known for the famous tea which was blended especially for the water at Howick and named after him. His monument stands at the top of Grey Street in Newcastle.

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Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes

Discover the history of the 2nd Earl, after whom the famous tea is named, wander through the beautiful gardens created by the 5th Earl Grey and his family or for the more energetic explore the arboretum a united nations of shrubs and trees covering over 65 acres. Take a rest from exploring in the Tea House for a bite to eat and a cup of Earl Grey Tea.

Howick Hall earl painting

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