Howick, Northumberland


Howick, Northumberland

Howick (pronounced not, as commonly believed, like Hawick- 'Hoick' - but as HO-wick) is a village in Northumberland, between Boulmer and Craster. It is just inland from the North Sea, into which Howick burn flows, from Howick Hall.

Howick Hall was the seat of the Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, after whom the famous tea is named. The original Earl Grey tea was specially blended by a Chinese mandarin to suit the water at Howick, and was later marketed by Twinings. "Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum" are open to the public.

External links

* [http://www.howickhallgardens.org.uk Howick Hall Gardens site]


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