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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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as the title suggests our recent trip to Washington Old Hall started with a trip to a nearby cash point after being told that it was cash only on arrival which I found annoying... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Nice small house with some interesting facts and info as you wander round. Grounds are beautiful but so neglected and desperate for some time and care. Shame the tea room was closed as I had heard it is lovely.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

as the title suggests our recent trip to Washington Old Hall started with a trip to a nearby cash point after being told that it was cash only on arrival which I found annoying given that you struggle to find anyone who doesn't accept cards these days. The hall itself is extremely atmospheric and the links to the Washington family... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The hall is fascinating and well worth a visit if your are a national trust member. But very expensive for what you see there if you're not a member! We were only there forty minutes in total and that included watching the DVD about the hall. The gardens were pretty but small and the tea room was closed. It was... More 

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Newcastle upon tyne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Ancestral home of the Washngton family. Not very big so you can walk around in half an hour. Holy Trinity church on the hill is worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was the smallest property we have visited to date, but it was well worthwhile. Usual excellent staff / volunteers. The hall makes the most of its association with George Washington, both ancient and more modern. The gardens again are small, but still very good.

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UK
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210 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This small NT property is the original family seat of George Washington, the first US president. There are some interesting artifacts from the 17th century when George's grandfather left England for America. But later on the house became home to several families living in very cramped conditions, and that section of the house's history is just as interesting. The gardens... More 

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gateshead, tyne and wear
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Washington old hall is situated in Washington village and is next to the church on the hill. there is a couple of pubs across the village green and also a couple of shops. there is a small charge to enter but once you are in you can have a really good wander about taking in all the facts and look... More 

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This really is a waste of time poorly set up lots of information about George Washing ton a video display with the volume so low that the people walking around the room talk over. A couple of rooms set up how it would look in the day when Washington;s forebears lived there and one as a tenement flat during WWII?... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A small Manor House that once belonged to the ancestors of George Washington. Some beautiful and original furnishings on the ground floor. The staircase and much of the upper floor is dedicated to the first president. I imagine US visitors would find this section v interesting. Lovely gardens and surrounds. Sadly the tea rooms were closed.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

After living in the are for 20 years we thought it was about time we visited this local attraction. The entrance is tucked away behind a church very easy to miss and the car park is tiny. I was not impressed by the assumption that we would pay gift aid, which makes the ticket price dearer. The house is quite... More 

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