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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
Description: 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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beautiful gardens

It has everything, a georgian house, medieval castle and formal and wild gardens. A croquet lawn where an established club plays

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

It has everything, a georgian house, medieval castle and formal and wild gardens. A croquet lawn where an established club plays

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Always a lovely walk around the gardens at Belsay, whatever time of year it is but especially lovely on a sunny day. Take the kids and a picnic, there's plenty of room for them to run around, you can climb the ruins, watch a game of Croquet, visit the house, have a coffe, buy some plants or just take a... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We ventured here after reading a very small panel on a Northumberland 'what to see and do' map and leaflet. We were intrigued and so came along to see what was on offer. Our visit here was fantastic, the kids loved it too. The hall is beautiful and the gardens are amazing, the wee Castle and scenery around it are... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

After a lovely walk around the castle we had lunch in the cafe. The sandwiches were lovely but the scones did let themselves down a little, the other cakes did look good though. The food is quite expensive but normal for an English Heritage cafe

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We took our four children here as members of English Heritage(therefore free entry)and had a fantastic day. The Hall, even in its unfurnished state, is fascinating to walk around, with great architectural detail. From there you make your way through the enchanting Quary gardens; which really are a marvel, to the Castle; which is fantastically preserved. You can walk around... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had high expectations of this attraction, but sadly the buildings failed to deliver. Not English Heritage's fault - apparently the family insisted the hall should not be refurbished. As a result, we saw a virtually derelict building with torn wallpaper, a severe case of damp, ceilings/floors missing, whole sections inaccessible, and little in the way of interpretation boards. So... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful gardens and house in the North. Excellent displays, beautiful walks through the quarry to the old castle . Excellent periodic events eg Belsay Horse Trials ( watch web site for information. Lovely tea rooms . Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband and I visited Belsay Hall and Gardens about 10 days ago The rhododenrons were magnificent and the walk through the Quarry Gardens was tranquil and very interesting, with unusual shrubs and plants. We did the Crag Wood Walk near the lake which was super and the views lovely. We saw a swan and her cygnets which made it... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Mum found distances to castle and gardens too far and house was empty, tearoom bare and unwelcoming.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

I've visited Belsay on severaloccasions and on all occasions I've had a good experience. Staff are friendly and helpfull. Both the hall and castle are unfurnished, however on certain events the hall is used to house theamed displays. It is worth visiting when they host reenactment days. The DLI reenactment was amazing. The gardens are large and the best part... More 

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Address: Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
Phone Number: 44-1661-881636
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne

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