A famous cup of tea, a stunning garden and it’s very own bathing house; the haven of Howick is one of Northumberland’s true hidden gems.
Howick was home to Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, who was Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834 when the 1832 Great Reform Bill was passed. It is also the home of Earl Grey tea. The tea was specially blended by a Chinese mandarin using bergamot to offset the taste of the lime in the water at Howick.
The coastline at Howick Haven is so rugged and beautiful Charles’s wife, Lady Grey, had her own bathing house built to enjoy the view.
Caves once used by smugglers in the whisky trade can now be explored by coasteering - a unique and exhilarating combination of cliff jumping, rock climbing, sea level traversing and sea cave exploration - it’s a lot of fun.
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