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Crook Hall & Gardens

Frankland Lane | Sidegate, Durham DH1 5SZ, England
+44 191 384 8028
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Superb views of the Cathedral

A very pleasant couple of hours can be spent here. They serve teas and apart from the wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Little Treasure

Finding this place isn't easy - signposting from Durham is not excellent whether on foot or in a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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“afternoon tea” (135 reviews)
“hidden gem” (70 reviews)
Frankland Lane | Sidegate, Durham DH1 5SZ, England
+44 191 384 8028
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very pleasant couple of hours can be spent here. They serve teas and apart from the wonderful gardens, there is one of the best views of the Cathedral as a bonus.

Thank traveller1926
Reviewed 5 days ago

Finding this place isn't easy - signposting from Durham is not excellent whether on foot or in a car. It is worth the effort to find it! The house is lovely but the gardens excel it! We didn't have anything to do with catered events...More

Thank honeysrascal
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Whilst the gardens are lovely and have some beautiful flowers and plants I feel it's not for young children. There's not a lot there for them to do. I also felt admission fee for a 4 year old was a bit steep of £5. I...More

Thank geordielass96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful venue( house and gardens) , brilliant staff and lovely food made for an unforgettable wedding.

Thank Gill R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just up the road from our accommodation. We took a walk and came across this little gem. The coffee was top notch, pot of tea was reported as good and the cakes (lemon tart and brownie) were excellent. Top service!

Thank HoorooImOff
Reviewed 1 week ago

A series of discrete garden rooms which flow into a visit of the hall and then onwards to the gardens behind. A really lovely experience- despite it being relatively small there is still lots to enthuse over, not least the feeling of tranquillity. Parking was...More

Thank 362bridget
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended a friend's wedding here and the setting was fabulous. Lovely gardens and we had the most wonderful afternoon tea for the wedding breakfast. The Hall is a very old building. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my daughter to Crook Hall regularly for about 7 years (until she became 'too old for fun days out'). It's 3 years since we visited, so I took her last week to remind her of the umpteen fabulous times we had there; Christmas,...More

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really lovely place im going again to see gardens in summer the house is really lovely but also has a creepy feeling nobody to bother you staff are around if you want them also a really friendly black cat Also you can have drinks and...More

Thank Elainey007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to Durham. And recommendation to try Crook hall and gardens. Beautiful Victorian garden afternoon tea served in the big room, very bright. Afternoon tea was a lovert treat washed down with a glass of prosecco. Will be back.

Thank SheilaKevin
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Michelle L
8 October 2016|
Response from Ferryhiller | Reviewed this property |
According to their website there is nothing on that week. Not sure about buses but it's all central Durham so it's walkable...
Sharon H
15 July 2016|
Response from Janetruthe | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Crook Hall does have a lovely apartment to rent, if you google crook hall and gardens you'll see it on their website.
12 June 2016|
Response from CrookHallGardens | Property representative |
yes in the café