Take time for tea in a cosy café with a moreish slab of ‘border tart’ or call coffee time in a castle or stately house garden terrace.

Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum is the home of Earl Grey

Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum is the home of Earl Grey

Northumberland has a discernable tea heritage. One of Britain’s toasted tea connoisseurs was Earl Grey, for whom the world-famous tea was created.  Head to his former home at Howick Hall Gardens for a unique tea experience. In the elegant Earl Grey Tea House where you can take tea as it was originally meant to taste.

Settle back in the fireside leather armchairs of Barter Books in Alnwick, one of the largest antiquarian and second hand book stores, as a model train laps overhead.  Or board the Bellingham Heritage Centre’s The Carriages Tearooms for a bite aboard a 1950s train carriage?

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