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Belsay Hall and Gardens

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Address: Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
Phone Number: 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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A peaceful lazy afternoon

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
jordis100
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank helenahankaart
Sheffield
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 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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Thank carolinecag
Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 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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Thank 97robert0204
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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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Thank taliban666
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I love Belsay Hall and Gardens and have visited on many occasions. The gardens are gorgeous at any time of the year. They are quite extensive and so there are lovely opportunities for walks e.g. through the quarry garden to the castle. The gardens are extremely well cared for. The hall itself is interesting but it is worth noting that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I've never been to an English Heritage site that had less information or interaction in the building. All the rooms at the hall are empty and just have a single board with a few lines of info. The walk to the castle through the quarry was nice and the views were lovely and tranquil The gardens are obviously the draw,... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Absolutely value for money, especially to take the kids/grand kids. Castle great, Hall great, food is excellent value for money, not fine dining but a bit of grub while you spend the day exploring with the kids

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Thank Dickrv
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I were there with my kids and a friend. we had a picnic at picnic area which is nice. We enjoyed staying at the hall area, sit on the edge of grass and enjoyed nice sunshine while behind us it is the castle.

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Thank SarahX15
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We found this visit to be badly timed from our point of view. Unfortunately there was a xmas market type of event happening in the house,so it was not as it should have been under normal circumstances .The exhibitors at the fair had turned the house on the ground floor into a sales area where any information about the rooms... More 

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