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Address: Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
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+44 1661 881636
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Two historic buildings, a well-preserved late-14th century tower house and...

Two historic buildings, a well-preserved late-14th century tower house and a neo-classical house, are linked by a charming sunken garden spreading over more than 30 acres of landscaped grounds.

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Fabulous day out

Fantastic day out. the hall has a spectacular wine and beer cellar and proved popular with the children we saw there. The gardens are spectacular lots of smells from the early... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 March 2016
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Sunderland
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Fantastic day out. the hall has a spectacular wine and beer cellar and proved popular with the children we saw there. The gardens are spectacular lots of smells from the early spring flowers and a massive variety of flowers and shrubs cant wait to visit again. The castle is impressive with spectacular views of the contryside from the top. Most... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

This is a great place to go if you have kids who like to explore. The hall itself is bare so you can wander around as much as you like, there's some spooky cellars too! The grounds are well maintained and I'm sure they will be spectacular when the flowers bloom. The walk to the castle is flat and steady,... More 

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newcastle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Have visited Belsay hall and gardens many times - with family, friends and school children. The gardens are beautiful with a lovely vista of evergreens at the front of the hall. Its a lovely walk through the Quarry gardens to the castle. There is a cafe and shop on site and ample parking. A lovely way to spend a couple... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

A very pleasant winter walk to the castle ruins through the woods and quarry. It looks as though the gardens/grounds have been tidied up a bit and are looking good for thec time of year .The snowdrops provide a very picturesque carpet under the trees adding a slightly magical atmosphere. All this followed by a nice, warming,cup of coffee and... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

First visit, staff very friendly and helpful. Overall an interesting site with a variety of things to see. Little disappointed that the house is effectively a shell and should I think be furnished, although I understand that there are covenants from previous owner restricting this for reasons I do not fully understand. But still worth a visit.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We come here often with the kids. Although there aren't an awful lot of hands on things for kids to do, the gardens are beautiful and they enjoy playing hide and seek and the walks are lovely. This leads to the old ruined house and outhouses. The views pleasant and the walk is lovely for adults and always an adventure... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

A beautiful house, a couple of great cafes, wild gardens, a croquet lawn, art exhibitions, and a ruined castle. what's not to love?

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Sheffield
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7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We visited Belsay on the last day of our New Year holiday to Northumberland, as I had checked the web to ensure it was open. We decided to break our long journey home with the visit and lunch in the tea room. Unfortunately it was an awful, wet day, so we were very disappointed to discover that not only was... More 

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Tuesday 29th Dec went along with family and friends to Belsay Hall It was a very pleasant day for late Dec. Two of our party where visitors from USA and had never visited before and thoroughly enjoyed the visit a minor problem the coffee shop was not open as this was he first time English Heritage had tried opening at... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

This beautiful old hall (not huge by old hall standards) but very 'pretty'. However the Gardens, particularly the Quarry Gardens were exceptional. The stone quarried from the site was used to build the Hall and consequently the owner (forgot his name) decided to disguise the old quarry, it has an abundance of rhodedendrons, azaleas and they flower so much earlier... More 

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