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Belsay Hall and Gardens

Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
44-1661-881636
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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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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Belsay Hall is a wonderful place. There truly is something for everyone (even disinterested-in-EVERYTHING members of your party can be 'parked' in a gazebo/quiet corner and left safely with their i-whatever while the rest of you have fun!). I first visited in the early 1980s when it was (I think) 30/40p for entrance and there was an inherited ban by... More

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Bury
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Two interesting buildings and beautiful grounds. We started with a picnic amongst the trees before heading into the gardens which were coming into flower. The walk through the former quarry is full of interest. The remains of the original castle are great for exploring with extensive views from the roof, worth the climb up the spiral staircase. The empty rooms... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Came back to Belsay, one of my favourite haunts. As lovely as ever but today we thought that we would try out the restaurant. It is roomy, clean and bright. The food is excellent and reasonably priced but it took a long time to order the food even though the queue was short. Hopefully, it will improve as the season... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Great place to visit to see people dressed and in character for events. Lovely gardens to walk through and found all staff to be friendly. As we went in there was a sales person asking you to sign up for an English Heritage pass but he wasn't pushy. We signed up for a family pass as we were thinking of... More

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great place to visit with grandchildren. I think I visit about eight to ten times a year. It's very safe for the children to explore and always an activity for them during the holidays. Just love it.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a great place full of layers of history. The new house, the old house and the old old one and the most magical quarry garden. Can't wait to get back and explore further

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Nice attraction to visit but we went on a Fayre Day so got to go around the stalls as well as grounds for walk. House is empty but you can get a feel of how it once was. Lovely walks to old Castle where you can climb up and enjoy super views.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

went to horse trials and visted gardens fabulous the house is empty so if you like antigue furniture this is not the house for you

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middlesborough
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A great day out.a loverly walk. In an overgrown quarry with giant hogweed.and loverly castle with some chalenging steps up to the turrets.the mansion is in a state of of delapition.but that adds to the charm.you enter through a gift shop selling over priced tat.the assistant trys to up sell you a membership.the biggest downer.is the cafe.very slow staff.exstortionate prices.and... More

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Sale
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It's an old hall which is being maintained in its current state, it can't be 'done up' because it's owned by English Heritage and not the National Trust. The building is wrecked because the 'smart, vain' owner decided to put the gutters on the inside of the hall to make it look better. He should have oput them on the... More

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