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Belsay Hall and Gardens

Address: Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
Phone Number: 44-1661-881636
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Two historic buildings, a well-preserved late-14th century tower house and a neo-classical house...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Gardens, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Beautiful gardens and a large empty house to the north of Newcastle. Belsay was a mystery to me for many years. I'd always find out what was over those large surrounding walls. When it did open to the public I wasn't disappointed. More recently we went on a family visit and it was just like being in a magic garden.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Went for a lovely picnic with friends In the summer, beautiful buildings and stunning land. This is a great place to visit and fall in love with especially on a warm summers day.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been here a lot with kids and family. There's usually something going on, and now a cafe has been added it makes a more viable place to spend a few hours. The main house is great to walk around, and watch as it's developed. It's also empty enough for the kids to run a bit wild. The green fingered... More 

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Newcastle
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Tucked at the corner of the road the entrance can be missed if you are not paying attention (but there are signs to be fair). A great range of different garden types and often a display in the old Hall (which is pretty much a shell). Visit repeatedly through the year as every season brings out different things.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Many reviewers say they visit and re-visit Belsay Hall and I feel the same. I first visited decades ago before it was opened to the public. It was abandoned, the gardens were overgrown and the house was empty and looked forlorn and beyond rescue. It has space, views, walks, the Hall, the castle (more views) and especially the garden in... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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364 reviews 364 reviews
153 attraction reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I love it here. I return as often as possible, it has just so much. A castle, a secret garden, a stately home although in disrepair and not furnished at all. It has great walks around the grounds. There are often displays of art and things going on A word of caution, check the timings of when it's open I... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Have been to Belsay quite a few times and can honestly say its one of the nicest places to visit, especially on a warm sunny day, the gardens are so well kept with beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees, the house is unoccupied but you can still look around at the beautiful rooms, the house gives a great feeling of the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The hall & castle are very interesting. The gardens are wonderful, especially the quarry garden which is unique. There is a tea room serving delicious cakes! Well worth a visit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

couple of decent café one within the garden and one on the way off the road at Belsay. Belsay village was formed when the lord built the house but didn't like the view spoilt by the old village so moved it out of the way

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

What an absolute sweet find. It was like walking into Downtown’s kitchen! A little cold so wrap up but definitely worth it. The cakes are made to perfection especially the sticky ginger cake.

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