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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
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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Beautiful , Bountiful , Belsay

This was our fourth or fifth visit to Belsay from our home in South Yorkshire and once again a hugely enjoyable experience of the magnificent spring gardens. The Crag Walk through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Michael H
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Cudworth, United Kingdom
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English first
Cudworth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This was our fourth or fifth visit to Belsay from our home in South Yorkshire and once again a hugely enjoyable experience of the magnificent spring gardens. The Crag Walk through the old quarry to the medieval castle is a wonder at this time of year with the glorious display of azaleas , rhodedendrons and fern in the dappled sunlight... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Hall, although we were told after buying entry That it was devoid of furniture but the architecture was excellent. Apart from the entrance hall nothing to speak of. We couldn't make the half mile trek through the gardens to the castle. For us the gardens weren't spectacular. Very disappointed. Whether the castle was better I don't know we couldn't make... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This place is amazing no matter what time of year you go. We go time & time again. A house, castle & gardens...what more could you ask for. Great for kids as there is no furniture in the house so they can run around

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Durham
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lovely walks, nice tea rooms and activities throughout the year. Plenty of parking and beautiful gardens

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit ... Loved the gardens & the walk through the Old Quarry ... Picnic in the grounds finished off the day ... Plenty of picnic tables!

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Scotland
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120 reviews 120 reviews
31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are visiting English Heritage sites in the North of England, this shoud be high on the list. It cost us zero for entry as we had joined English Heritage, again, at Etal and Ford. The Hall was a most enjoyable visit but the Gardens were outstanding, rekindling memories of Bibemus Quary in Marseilles. The staff were very helpful... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited last week and although the setting is very nice and staff are very pleasant - where do they get their prices from??? we sat at table next to a foursome and they were commenting on how they were warned about the prices and they agreed amongst themselves they would not return -

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

a welcome cafe after a walk around the garden. Rather busy and you have to wait a while for your order and usually a clean table, however, the food is delicious and appropriate for the venue. Echoes a lot but worth a visit most certainly. Would recommend and visit again myself.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The high tea experience here is like being in Downton's own kitchen. What a wonderful find. We had sticky ginger cake as well as chocolate cake and i didn't want it to end! What a quaint experience indeed.

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Newcastle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

What an absolute rip-off! It cost us £26.00 to get in which was extortionate. The "so-called" fete was a small tent on the front green with some games for kids. There was no music, no costumed actors, no 40's food There was a tent at the back of the hall which was supposed to be a WRVS emergency kitchen and... More 

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