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Belsay Hall and Gardens

Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
44-1661-881636
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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
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newcastle
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This wasn't my first visit to Belsay and it won't be my last. The Hall itself isn't my favourite. I wish the money was there to bring it back to life, being unfurnished once you've seen one room you've seen the whole thing. However there are parts where original wallpaer can be seen and with a bit of imaginination you... More

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Paisley, Scotland
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55 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Travelling home from Beamish we chanced to call in here. Now that we are back home we realise that there is very little we can add to what has already been said before in these reviews other than to give it another "Excellent" rating. English Heritage must be congratulated on its upkeep of the Quarry Garden, Croquet lawn etc. (I... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Belsay Hall is not furnished but very detailed architecture is well worth a visit, but my particular favourite is the quarry garden, a little more of walk but wow! especially in spring. the quarry was made when they used the stone for the hall, the an amazing garden was created the azaleas and rhodedendrons are spectacular especially in spring -... More

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newcastle upon tyne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good day out. Lovely to explore the gardens at different times of year to see the variety of plants. The hall, tea room and castle are good. Kids love to climb to the top of the old castle.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Day out with the family as it was the knights tournament it was lovely but not sure we would have gone if the event wasn't on the grounds and gardens are lovely though

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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.

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