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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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a walk around the grounds

I came here with my mam and my friend, it was a brilliant day. Lovely sights and offers a great walk around the grounds. Good value for money. Great photo oppitunites !

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I came here with my mam and my friend, it was a brilliant day. Lovely sights and offers a great walk around the grounds. Good value for money. Great photo oppitunites !

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went on a school trip here very educational. Staff are welcoming and always willing to talk to you or help you if needed. Staff were always up for a laugh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a great place to spend the day with the family. There is a large empty house to explore which also holds exhibitions. The gardens and grounds are large, interesting for the kids to explore and include a castle. There's a cafe a plenty of room for picnics.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Belsay is a little gem hidden in the Northumbrian countryside. It's good value for money, a brilliant day out for couples or families. They have great exhibitions, a great cafe, a beautiful house to explore, a quarry garden to walk around and a castle to walk to, what isn't there to like?

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Belsay Hall is a beautiful place and the grounds are superb. It is well worth visiting when they have their Xmas fair on, fabulous stalls to choose from for unusual Xmas presents

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We've been to Belsay on numerous occasions and we have to admit it's a very nice place. We discovered this place through our English Heritage membership and the first visit (2011-12) was good. It's nice to walk around the gardens and through the spectacular gorge all away to the castle, which is in exceptional condition although as with other historical... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Beautiful gardens and a large empty house to the north of Newcastle. Belsay was a mystery to me for many years. I'd always find out what was over those large surrounding walls. When it did open to the public I wasn't disappointed. More recently we went on a family visit and it was just like being in a magic garden.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Went for a lovely picnic with friends In the summer, beautiful buildings and stunning land. This is a great place to visit and fall in love with especially on a warm summers day.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been here a lot with kids and family. There's usually something going on, and now a cafe has been added it makes a more viable place to spend a few hours. The main house is great to walk around, and watch as it's developed. It's also empty enough for the kids to run a bit wild. The green fingered... More 

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Tucked at the corner of the road the entrance can be missed if you are not paying attention (but there are signs to be fair). A great range of different garden types and often a display in the old Hall (which is pretty much a shell). Visit repeatedly through the year as every season brings out different things.

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