We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Belsay Hall and Gardens

Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
44-1661-881636
Improve this listing
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
Write a Review

172 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    90
    63
    16
    3
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We visited Belsay again to attend the Knights Tournament as we have several keen Knights in the family. It was a fantastic day out for all the family with plenty going on. The reenactment groups were interesting and committed to their roles, happy to talk to visitors and explain what they were doing and why. The whole company who came... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

It cost us £8 each for entry here. That includes the house (Belsay Hall), the gardens and the separate castle. The Middleton family originally lived in the castle, which they extended considerably around 1614. They had the house (Belsay Hall) built between 1810 and 1817, then moved from the castle into Belsay Hall. The Middleton family lived on this site... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Fairly typical of English Heritage Coffee Shops but very welcome all the same, especially with good service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The garden is delightful, especially the quarry garden. The house, which is not the real attraction, was built from the stone quarried from the garden. Sometimes there are terrific exhibitions inside. Despite pouring rain yesterday we had a great visit thanks to emergency ponchos from the shop; and the staff including the gardeners are very friendly and helpful. Tearooms are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I together with our 4 rowdy boys thoroughly enjoyed the day. The staff running the activities at the castle kept the boys really entertained, searching for the wild man, jousting and mask making. 3 days later my youngest is asking to go back as next time round he WILL find the wild man.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You get to see the house, castle and gardens for one price. The house and castle are very basic inside but if you can manage the stairs the view from the top of the castle is worth it. Not very good for wheelchairs as the path surface is made up of very small stones which made it heavy going. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

As new members of English Heritage we went to visit Belsay. Most worthwhile. Lots to see. Great gardens. Good restaurant. So glad we went.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was not a good experience for us. Granted it was very wet when we went which put a big downer on the day. Due to the weather, we did not see the Castle or Gardens, which are supposed to be a major part of the attraction. What we did see was the House and Tearooms, which were both quite... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Haslemere
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a wonderful place to visit. From the entrance building to the hall to the castle there always something to see. Full of informative boards and usually a member of staff can be found to ask questions if you have any. Saw 'Lucky Spot' displayed in the castle, a jewelled curtain of thousands of Swarovski crystals designed by Stella McCartney... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The hall, whilst empty of furniture, is interesting to see and still feels homely. The cellars are large, cool and thanks to echoes have real atmosphere especially if you get them to yourself, your footsteps echo through the whole cellar complex. The gardens were very interesting and nice and cool on a hot summer day. Not aa big aa first... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Belsay Hall and Gardens also viewed

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
 
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
 

Been to Belsay Hall and Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Belsay Hall and Gardens, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing