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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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Magical Day Out

This is a lovely day out for families or couples. So much space for the children to run and an extra forest walk which is so pretty. Hours of exploration for the adults and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely day out for families or couples. So much space for the children to run and an extra forest walk which is so pretty. Hours of exploration for the adults and children and glorious in all seasons. Lovely cafe too.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Hall and gardens are managed by Engish Heritage. The hall has no furniture so you have to image how it must have looked. The gardens are well maintained with a good variety of flowers and plants. There is a pleasing walk through the old quarry gardens with many different trees to the castle, which you can climb to the... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The gardens are the highlight of a visit here the walk through the quarry gardens to the Castle is fabulous and the Rhododendrons behind the old hall a delight to the eye and the photographer.The old hall may not be to some people's taste because it his completely empty ,it will cost you £9.20 each if not members of English... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lovely gardens, really interesting interior to the hall. Not having furniture makes it easier to imagine what life would have been like two hundred years ago.

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We love this place as it is so beautiful and offers something for us and fir our DS. He loves the castle and we fire up his imagination, we all love quarry wal, this really is amazing. We love the peaceful setting. The cafe is lovely too. The events are great too. Honestly a great place.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The hall is especially interesting because it is completely empty with no plaster on many of the walls so the construction of the building can be clearly seen. The gardens are the jewel in the crown; their design, taking in the quarry from which the stone for the hall came, is stunning and the whole area is meticulously maintained.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

There are few gardens we have visited which are so well kept, and Belsay Hall and Gardens was quite exceptional in this respect. It was nice to see and chat to the gardeners so busy at their work, along with the Head Gardener Jo. The hall was empty and rather sad to see, but the views from here, especially of... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

glorious weather on our visit helping us to make the most of our walk through the lovely gardens linking the main hall and castle. Staff were pleasant and credit to the site. not much to see within the main hall just empty rooms

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Lots to explore, haven't been for a few years, they've made a few changes- new entrance shop, gate to toilet building has been locked from the gardens and you need to walk around the house through the shop and the car park. Castle, house and grounds haven't change much but they are fascinating to explore. Cafe has limited selection. Very... More 

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Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Loved it here, sure I could feel the spirits, gorgeous gardens and walks, highly recommend to all new in the area

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Address: Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
Phone Number: 44-1661-881636
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne

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