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Address: 41-44 Sandhill | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JF, England
Phone Number: 44-191-269-1200
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Description: Visitors can tour this beautiful mid 17th-century Tudor house, which is...
Visitors can tour this beautiful mid 17th-century Tudor house, which is best known as the site of the romantic elopement in 1772 between Bessie Surtees and John Scott, the future Lord Chancellor of England.
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A real gem, close to the castle and cathedral.

There are only 2/3 rooms to see, but they are quite unique. The oak panelling in two rooms is first rate. One could just imagine the young lady climbing out of the window and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit. It is amazing that you live in a city all your life and not know much about the history.

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Bournemouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There are only 2/3 rooms to see, but they are quite unique. The oak panelling in two rooms is first rate. One could just imagine the young lady climbing out of the window and eloping.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a lovely little house now a museum. very close to the Quayside and is a rare survivor of the few remaining timber framed houses from that time. A short visit will suffice but is certainly worth looking in and should form part of a historic walking tour of central Newcastle. There are one or two other rare timber... More 

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Wark, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Not far from the hotel I was staying in so popped in to have a look nice old building not much there so won't take to long to look round so you might as well have a look if you are passing

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to this Jacobean gem in the heart of Newcastle. You don't need long to see it, but is well worth the stop if you like gorgeous oak panelling, creaky floorboards and an historic atmosphere. Bessie Surtees' story is intriguing..

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Bessie Surtees House even though there aren't many rooms open to the public. Entrance is free, though, and we did spend a fair bit of time inside reading the story of the two houses and the roles they have played down the years in Newcastle's Quayside. I particularly enjoyed the old maps and photographs of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Bessie Surtees house is in fact two five storied 16th and 17th merchant houses. It's also the regional offices for English Heritage. Inside you will find amazing wood paneling, ornate ceilings and fireplaces. There's an exhibition giving the history of the house. In 1772 ,Bessie Surtees climbed out of a first floor window to elope with John Scott, a coal... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A great little find as wandering about Quayside. Only three rooms are open to the public, but it is free and authentic with interesting features like the blue panned window through which Bessie eloped, a glass paned recessed cupboard, the fireplaces, and the gorgeous panelling. Only spent about twenty minutes inside, but I am glad I did not miss this... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

An interesting story about the property makes it worth a visit. There are three first-floor rooms open to the public. As there isn't much furniture you notice the wood paneling, ceiling and fireplaces. The interesting feature is the window through which Bessie Surtee climbed in order to elope. Probably under 30 mins will suffice, but as it doesn't cost anything... More 

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Mariestad, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This nice old Tudor-house is well worth a visit. It has a story to tell and it's probably more than 500 years old. Only a few rooms are open. the rest are offices for the Heritage. It's free to visit and I think 30 minutes will do. It's located on Sandhill near some bars and restaurants on the way to... More 

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Address: 41-44 Sandhill | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JF, England
Phone Number: 44-191-269-1200
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