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Belsay Hall and Gardens

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Address: Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
Phone Number: 44-1661-881636
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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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Fantastic site

Belsay is like 4 sites in one! There is a fantastic hall to explore with lots of little secrets. There is a wonderful formal garden to explore Further into the site is the old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Belsay is like 4 sites in one! There is a fantastic hall to explore with lots of little secrets. There is a wonderful formal garden to explore Further into the site is the old hall and castle and best of all there are two fantastic woodland walks. It is a great place to take the kids and a picnic and... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Mr C and I and of course the 2 dogs Aston and Saxon went to Belsay for the Knights Event on Saturday just gone. The event was to run for 3 days over the Bank Holiday weekend and we opted for the first day. We got there early, parked very easily and were made welcome straight away. The show by... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It's always a joy to visit Belsay Hall in the Summer months with its beautiful gardens and interesting facts Good for families and a relatively cheap place to eat too Good for picnicking

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I loved this place as a kid, visiting frequently with my parents for walks around the gardens and as an adult it's just as pleasing. Great place to bring a picnic and spend a few hours walking around the beautiful landscape. The hall is magnificent for such a relatively small property, and art installations means there's often something new every... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I travelled to Belsay after a long gap and I had forgot how much I enjoyed my last visit it never fails to impress

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A beautiful day out! English heritage so free entry.Fantastic gardens,so well kept.A castle for the young(and old) to explore. Great walks especially through the canyon overhangs!!.go in May or June for the rhododendrons. Helpful pleasant staff and slowish! Cafe added to a great day!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There was much to admire,but it is a long trek to the Castle,and only one way back,which was the way you came.We were so tired a kind memeber of staff ferried us to reception.

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We discovered Belsay Hall last month & have already visited 3 times with our English Heritage membership. My toddler really enjoyed his time here...so much so, he keeps asking to go again. The gardens are beautiful with a huge variety of flowers. We didn't spend too long in the Hall or castle as my son just liked looking at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is the third consecutive year we have visited and we'll probably be back next year. The gardens are beautiful to walk through, so peaceful. The hall, although unfurnished, is well worth a visit.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is one of my favourite venues, Belsay has a lovely old house although not furnished you actually get a feel of the size of the jousters. In the summer they have regular band concerts too. The walks are unusual and go out to the lake and castle.

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