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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
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
27 helpful votes 27 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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62 reviews 62 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
75 helpful votes 75 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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Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Once again Newcastle trying to acquire northeast landmarks as it has with all of Gatesheads and the outlying regions.

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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256 reviews 256 reviews
229 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Sat nav is useful in finding this property as it's a very small hall with a very small garden. Inside the hall is a small but detailed exhibition about the ancestors of George Washington (1st US President), with a few details about a visit by Jimmy Carter in the seventies, which makes you feel old if you can remember it!... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We found the Old Hall easily and were able to park in their small car park. The building is full of splendid carpentery - the staircase especially attractive. The history of George Washington's ancestors well covered.

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