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Washington Old Hall

The Avenue | Washington, Tyne and Wear. Should be in Gateshead cTegory, Newcastle upon Tyne NE38 7LE, England
44 191 416 6879
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Lancs
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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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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123 reviews 123 reviews
122 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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newcastle
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I first visited the Old Hall over 50 years ago,whist still at school,and since then have taken American visitors here,and they have been overwhelmed by this piece of American history.Visited by President Cartesr in 1977,it is a gem not to be missed!!

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A bit of a shock to find such a wonderful attraction so close to home. The family home of the First President of America is hidden in the New Town of Washington. Each room of the old hall is furnished as it would have been in the 17 hundreds apart from one room which reflects the buildings use as a... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This National Trust property is worth a visit. The interpretation sheets in each room are concise but helpful - lots of interesting displays. Perhaps not the lost impressive NT place but certainly one with strong connections to our American cousins. Helpful volunteers. Tea room pleasant.

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Los Angeles, California
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61 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Washington Old Hall was lived in by George Washington's ancestors and other families until 1933. There has been a hall on the site since 1183. What is on view is a 17th century dwelling with furniture brought in to recreate this era. It' a fairly small property with history to satisfy people on both sides of the pond

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Morpeth
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We titled our review after the name of the cafe on site which deserves the title,but the whole site deserves an award for genuine friendliness! This is a small site by N T standards but to use the old saying " good things come in small packages" has never been truer than for here. There is so much to see... More

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