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Washington Old Hall

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Address: The Avenue | Washington, Newcastle upon Tyne NE38 7LE, England
Phone Number: 44 191 416 6879

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Hadn't realised the connection with George Washington at all, so some of the artefacts and documents here were unexpected surprises. The blending of his ancestry with the Jacobean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My parents recently had friends from the U.S. come to visit and I took them the the Old Hall as they were interested in the ancestry of their former President. I've never been before, despite living not too far from it, but was glad I did. If people are expecting a 'grand display' they may be disappointed but if you... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This property is the ancestral home of the Washingtons. It is a small property which has some exhibits and a video show. As NT members we did not have to pay - however for those who have paid I doubt they will feel it is value for money. The visit takes, at best, just over one hour. Not the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I live locally and it's somewhere I always take visitor's. This is the ancestral home of George Washington America's first president. There's also a really great small restaurant in the main village called Cellini's.,

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a very nice seventeenth-century Manor House with notable medieval elements still in place. In the lower floor you can see the Medieval Hall with screens passage lay out, with some fine seventeenth-century furnishings. Good information about this space is available The stairs and the upper floor is where the American links are explored. While these may be a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Hadn't realised the connection with George Washington at all, so some of the artefacts and documents here were unexpected surprises. The blending of his ancestry with the Jacobean period and the late 19th C/early 20th C mining families' history as first appeared hotch-potch, but on reflection actually works well. Some of the memories of the large families living all to... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Visited here today as a guest at an engagment party . We had afternoon tea which was lovely. It was a lovely setting for the party. I would recommend this venue for any celebration. Although it is not the largest of venues it accommodated about 50 of us guite easily. .

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I am very lucky to live within walking distance of Washington old hall. We have had U S presidents visit as this is the birth place of George Washingtons family. So I guess this old hall plays a Hugh part in American history. It is well worth a visit as it is of great historical importance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

The neighboring cities are trying to claim a great Washington landmark, going back to the days of County Durham!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited the Old Hall at the end of November. The Hall and Gardens were officially closed for the winter, but opened on a Sunday for the annual 'Frost Fayre' On a cold and frosty morning, received a warm welcome from a National Trust rep named 'Joe' This chap was a wealth of information and obviously passionate about his contribution to... More 

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Seaton, Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Really enjoyed seeing this ancestral home of the Washington's. Interesting connections with the USA, including all the volumes of George Washington's correspondence. Well looked after, sadly too wet on our visit to see the gardens - will return for sure. Great tea room too, run and provided by the 'Friends'.

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