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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 walk back in the past

Beside surtees house gives visitors an insite of what things looked like back in the day. I visited as an educational school trip. Recommended

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

First visit to the house..really interesting lots of information about the building and surrounding area..the history is amazing..would recommend

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beside surtees house gives visitors an insite of what things looked like back in the day. I visited as an educational school trip. Recommended

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is on Sandhill on the Tyne's northern bank, which used to be the hub of commercial Newcastle in the 16th century. It is a combination of 2 merchant houses from 16th/17th centuries, with sloping angles and dark wood throughout. The three rooms are quite interesting relating the story of Bessie, who was the daughter of a rich banker but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a fab afternoon with the volunteers at this English heritage tudor house. Two ten year olds and two forty year olds had great fun making paper bag houses/shops,Tudor brick patterns,bridges,cities and tracing over Newcastle landmarks. We had full history and pictures of Newcastle at the time and history of bessies house itself was great. Beautiful home that we loved... More 

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North East UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Tiny little house, worth a visit if you've half an hour spare. Great to see the wonky flooring, tiny doorways and huge fireplaces. Not always open though so check the times first.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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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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