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Washington Old Hall

The Avenue | Washington, Newcastle upon Tyne NE38 7LE, England
44 191 416 6879
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Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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99 reviews 99 reviews
41 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a national trust property and as we are members we thought we would take a look. It is a medium sized house with pretty much free access to everywhere. It is very interesting and we were given a paper guide on loan as we walked around. We saw all of the house in about an hour so its... More

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Hawthorn,Co.Durham
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We visited the Hall late October when the leaves were falling and there were few flowers left in the garden but the volunteers explained to us just what we had missed! However we still thought it was a nice time to look around the Nuttery where the gardeners were cutting down the wild flower garden to allow a great display... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Very interesting historical house. Small but packed with info and artefacts. Small compact garden and delightful tearoom with home cooked food provided by locals.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

As have national trust cards we came along for a visit as was 'free'. Is a small property with a lovely garden but not that much to see. It was really busy when we visited too which didn't help either as felt even smaller. Wouldn't make the journey especially to come and visit, but if passing and have a card... More

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Have been close to this property many times and broke our journey North to visit. Really friendly welcoming staff, beautiful building and gardens. We only had a brief look round the hall as the sunny day, first for a while, was tempting me outside. We watched two short, informative, films about the house and history, visited each room where there... More

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Washington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Amazing venue, so beautiful both inside and out in the gardens. Staff incredibly friendly, helpful and professional! They catered to our every need! Loved everything about it!

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UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was our second visit to the property, but the first with a wheelchair user. Wheelchairs can access all the ground floor, but none of the first. They can access all the garden - there are paved pathways and a lift to the lower level of the garden. The gentlemen at reception was extremely helpful regarding access. Although reception is... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Enjoyed afternoon tea kindly served by volunteers. Fresh sandwiches, scones with quality jam and clotted cream, marmalade cake and walnut cake better than mother used to make! The gardens free to visitors are a delight. Tommy, a volunteer gardener was hard at work but keen to talk about the plants. We hope to visit often and can recommend it to... More

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Lancs
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We arrived as they opened the gardens and café at 10am on Sunday. The formal gardens could do with a bit of attention, but the wild garden was fantastic and gave us some thoughts to ponder upon. The café is run by friends of the Hall. The ladies there were friendly as you might expect. The coffee was good and... More

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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
26 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We didn't have a problem finding the Hall , we just followed signs to Washington Village. We did nearly miss the gate into it though as it doesn't look very big. The car park is not very big but plenty of free parking on the roadside. The outside of the building is very impressive and I loved the Eagle Statues... More

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