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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Belsay NE20 0DX, England
+44 1661 881636
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great gardens and lovely old hall

Always enjoy a visit to these gardens - whatever the season there is always something to see and... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
JOHN04LEEDS
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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
Beautiful

We spent the day with our 20 month old daughter exploring the grounds, quarry garden, Castle and... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Andrew D
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old quarry” (16 reviews)
“ruined castle” (18 reviews)
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Belsay NE20 0DX, England
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Always enjoy a visit to these gardens - whatever the season there is always something to see and enjoy - love a walk thru the majestic quarry gardens - so atmospheric - and full of a great range of plants, shrubs and huge trees !...More

Thank JOHN04LEEDS
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We spent the day with our 20 month old daughter exploring the grounds, quarry garden, Castle and Hall. The whole place was immaculate and even though it was fairly busy we felt like we had the place to ourselves. Tea room was nice too, lots...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Stately Home is impressive with large, empty rooms, and a vast hallway whose tall, Grecian columns echo the splendour of bygone days. High ceilings, dadoes, panelling, fragments of the original wallpaper and huge windows that bathe the main rooms with light, are fascinating to...More

Thank emmah48J
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The whole place is kept in immaculate order and is a huge credit to English Heritage and their team. Following the very warm welcome to my wife and I and our young dog, we set off into the grounds. The gardening team must work extremely...More

1  Thank FlyingEmmit
Reviewed 18 September 2016

From the outside it's a very plain monolith of a hall with an interesting airy central area from which the rooms are accessed. The interior is pretty empty apart from a rotating display of various arts and crafts because a lot of the woodwork had...More

Thank TarlCaboto
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for your very helpful review Tiggertim. The walk through the Quarry Garden to the castle is spectacular. Our admission prices are within line with market value for a family day out. English Heritage is a charity and the money you paid at our...More

Reviewed 17 September 2016

This stately home is set deep in the heart of the country side one could almost forget the rest of the world exists. The views are breath taking and the gardens superb. There are a number of walks one can go on that lead to...More

Thank Karen W
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thanks for your very helpful review Karen. Glad you had a nice time visiting us.

Reviewed 15 September 2016

Wandered around on a windy day. Art work is interesting. Cafe was okay. Grounds good - lots of trees. Picnicked in the garden

Thank Francis R
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Go through the splendid halls and into the glorious gardens the best of which has to be the Quarry garden, these take you on a colourful path to the Castle, nice climb to the top using the spiral stairs then some great view over the...More

Thank Keithy1970
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thanks very much for your positive feedback Keithy1970 glad you had a great time visiting us.

Reviewed 12 September 2016

The gardens are the jewel in the crown and the Hall is worth a look.Staff are really friendly.The castle is a bit of a walk but takes you through the Quarry gardens which are lovely.

Thank Missyscott
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

thanks for your great review Missyscott. The Quarry gardens are fantastic aren't they? :)

Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Adored this place. Loved the empty presentation of the rooms in the halls: good story inspiration. Beautiful quarry gardens with sunlight glistening through the trees, I felt transported to another world. Expensive admission but definitely worth it since the place consists of three 'attractions'. Wonderful...More

Thank HCarnley
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

What a lovely review. Thank you :)

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Andy M
31 May 2017|
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Response from C3722MBmarkb | Reviewed this property |
No, but I would argue you don't need one with the long walks, wife paths, trees and wide open spaces.
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Andy M
31 May 2017|
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Response from Andrew-Leakey | Reviewed this property |
We didn't find one. But there are lots of open spaces to run round. The castle bit is half a mile from the hall. That is great for hide & seek !
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David S
29 June 2015|
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Response from 511blueskies |
Yes . You can catch a bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Jedburgh which only runs a few times a day, not sure of the number. The bus stops at Belsay then you'd walk to the Hall grounds or get a lift.
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