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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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Lovely gardens

Came here on a lovely warm day the garden is lovely with lots of lovely plants and wildlife to watch. We enjoyed watching the birds swoop around the court yard area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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175 reviews 175 reviews
75 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Came here on a lovely warm day the garden is lovely with lots of lovely plants and wildlife to watch. We enjoyed watching the birds swoop around the court yard area.

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I wasn't expecting much, just another ruined castle. It was just part of our "Let's check some English Heritage property nearby" routine. What a surprise! Stunning hall, probably even more impressive because of it's emptiness. We had most fun in the cellars, trying to calculate how much wine they could fit there... The route from the Hall to the castle... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
65 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

What an amazing day great informed staff the buildings are a credit to our history loads of history to look up and read about just amazing what was accomplished Al them yrs ago. So interesting.. gardens are immaculate so well preserved by all. It's a must see 4his place gotta go

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darlington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We have visited Belsay many times and the gardens are always beautiful and well maintained. Its definately worth a visit if you are in the area

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous day out well worth a visit all staff very helpful and friendly .garden and grounds well kept and enjoyable. also we could take our dogs everywhere except the hall.and inside the castle.wwhich is fair enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this visit, There was an Alice in wonderland hunt, fun mirrors lovely well kept gardens and nice walk to the castle. Great day out.and lovely tea time treats.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My family and I visited Belsay over the Easter weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The grounds, hall and castle are all super, but the real highlight for us all was the walk through the quarry garden. It's enchantingly beautiful and quite unexpected and packed full of varied vegetation and trees unerringly perched on overhanging precipices. There was an Easter... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The road approaching the Hall is a bit narrow so be sure to drive slowly. Entered through the shop which had food and drink samples on offer. Out of the stables and out in front of the Hall. It looks so grand especially on a fine sunny day. We explored the inside of the house on all 3 floors and... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Despite it being a damp bank holiday we had a thoroughly good day out here. From the outset the staff were most welcoming and friendly. The hall was devoid of furniture and furnishings but was still interesting to look around. The walk to the castle was a sheer delight through the quarry garden with most interesting vegetation and rocky outcrops.... More 

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The house is in need of a lot of reconstruction, but is interesting with unique features. The castle is a partial ruin, good for a climb up to the top for an amazing view. The gardens are great, a lovely walk through the quarry garden.

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