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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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Visited this National Trust property as happened to be passing, and we were both surprised by the quality of the facility, and enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers. House is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Visited this National Trust property as happened to be passing, and we were both surprised by the quality of the facility, and enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers. House is good but worth a sickly and dated video. Gardens and setting superb, with buttery and sensory area. Joy to visit. Disappointed that the friends tea facility was not open, hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Got the X1 bus from Gateshead to Washinton Concord then the 86 bus to Washingon Village yesterday, a lovely sunny day. Washington Old Hall was just a short distance from the bus stop clearly signposted with those brown signs the National Trust uses. Old Hall was somewhat smaller than expected but full of interesting things. The history of the house... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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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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Address: The Avenue | Washington, Newcastle upon Tyne NE38 7LE, England
Phone Number: 44 191 416 6879
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne

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