We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Washington Old Hall

The Avenue | Washington, Newcastle upon Tyne NE38 7LE, England
44 191 416 6879
Improve this listing
Type: Historic Sites
15 visitor photos
Write a Review

54 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    17
    25
    8
    3
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancs
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
24 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pakenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
206 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hereford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
newcastle
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Washington Old Hall also viewed

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
 
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
 

Been to Washington Old Hall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Washington Old Hall, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing