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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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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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I found this place while walking along the riverside close to my hotel. I visited this place with my husband and found the entrance was free and there were interesting artefacts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found this place while walking along the riverside close to my hotel. I visited this place with my husband and found the entrance was free and there were interesting artefacts that were on display from a long time ago and there was also information about the building history too. Pretty interesting.

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Thank nrm77
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful old house is amazing. So much of it is preserved, it transports you way back in time. There is currently a lovely exhibition showing present-day photographs of the region alongside historical ones taken from the exact same point. It is fascinating to compare. This is a nice place to meet up with friends if you want a place... More 

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Thank GillJ
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

While walking along quayside we went in to this old house which contained many interesting artefacts

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Thank jamesrP8690QM
newcastle on tyne
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

this was such an interesting place to visit, easy to find at the quayside really quaint and after your visit you can have a lovely walk along the quayside and have a meal somewhere

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Thank ilonaNewcastleOnTyne
uk
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

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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Thank valricjack
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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Thank Hanna B
London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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Thank Taylorjmldtm
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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64 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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