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Belsay Hall and Gardens

Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
44-1661-881636
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Two historic buildings, a well-preserved late-14th century tower house and a neo-classical house, are linked by a charming sunken garden spreading... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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newcastle upon tyne
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

beautiful grounds for walks and picnics bbq's not been much but did go when i was younger. never seen the belsay hall but the lake swans and gardens are beautiful to admire.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spent a fascinating couple of hours here recently. Loved the quarry gardens and the interesting walks around the gardens to the castle and the hall. Nice cafe with good food. Well worth the visit if you are in the area.

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Scotland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I agree with Leanne S about the challenge of getting there. If you are approaching it from the A69 from Hexham beware there are a couple of left turns. The hall is unfinished but still interesting. The castle is a ruin with great views. The gardens, however, are spectacular, especially if you like a cottage garden style. There was still... More

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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110 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

When we entered the house we were a little taken-a-back by the lack of furnishings and 'floors'. However, when you get into the tour, you find it an amazing experience to see a Country House 'in the raw'. Where the floors are non-existent, you can see the way the house was originally built … the in-situ fireplaces are fascinating. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Visited today with my mum, enjoyed a lovely day strolling the gardens and enjoying the hall and castle. We also visited the servants quarters which are not usually open but there was a special free tour so worth checking their website before you visit as there are different events available on certain days. The tearooms are not cheap but the... More

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Belsay Hall is unfurnished now, and contains remnants of decoration from its heyday. There are still interesting fireplaces and mirrors. It has space for various functions and seems to be the place for many events. There was an exhibition on about the "Wild Man of Belsay" during our visit. The Quarry Garden is quite spectacular, and the walk to it... More

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newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This wasn't my first visit to Belsay and it won't be my last. The Hall itself isn't my favourite. I wish the money was there to bring it back to life, being unfurnished once you've seen one room you've seen the whole thing. However there are parts where original wallpaer can be seen and with a bit of imaginination you... More

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Paisley, Scotland
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56 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Travelling home from Beamish we chanced to call in here. Now that we are back home we realise that there is very little we can add to what has already been said before in these reviews other than to give it another "Excellent" rating. English Heritage must be congratulated on its upkeep of the Quarry Garden, Croquet lawn etc. (I... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Belsay Hall is not furnished but very detailed architecture is well worth a visit, but my particular favourite is the quarry garden, a little more of walk but wow! especially in spring. the quarry was made when they used the stone for the hall, the an amazing garden was created the azaleas and rhodedendrons are spectacular especially in spring -... More

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newcastle upon tyne
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good day out. Lovely to explore the gardens at different times of year to see the variety of plants. The hall, tea room and castle are good. Kids love to climb to the top of the old castle.

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