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Crook Hall & Gardens

Frankland Lane | Sidegate, Durham DH1 5SZ , England
0191 384 8028
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Durham
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Interesting place to wander around the rooms, and the gardens are beautiful. Best of all, they will let you have the scone recipe for a token fee. We are very glad we took the time to drop in.

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Perfect so quaint and peaceful, the house gives you a warm hug and the garden is a delight. Love the views across to the Cathedral

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CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

What a lovely review . You summed up our thoughts when we moved here nearly twenty years ago we could see the potential and we are delighted that so many visitors share our view. More

Durham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Crook Hall and gardens is a little jewel hidden away by the riverside in Durham. The gardens are beautiful and well kept and the high tea we had, served in a Georgian dining room was absolutely lovely, which fantastic views across to the Cathedral. Well worth a visit!

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CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

What lovely feedback I am so glad you enjoyed your afternoon tea. The views of the city are truly magnificent More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Myself and 3 friends had afternoon tea yesterday it's the nicest afternoon tea we have had .the staff are really lovely and the food is top class we also started with glass bubbly with strawberry in . The scone was to die for I would recommend everyone to try them.The gardens are beautiful and so relaxing .wonderful afternoon

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CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I was so pleased you enjoyed the whole experience. Our afternoon teas and our staff are earning quite a reputation both within and beyond the region More

Preston, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Spent a great afternoon here. Just a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of Durham, just passed the Radisson hotel, Crook Hall is a beautiful 13th century house and has stunning gardens. The gardens themselves are individually themed and include a walled garden, an orchard, a large moat pool, the Shakespeare and Cathedral gardens, the silver and white gardens and... More

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CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so delighted you enjoyed your visit. It is an ideal visit if you are staying in any of the city centre hotels and as you say it's almost on the doorstep of the radisson blu hotel. Hope the rest of your visit to our region was so enjoyable More

Buffalo, New York
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20 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Durham isn't really a great tourist city. It has a wonderful cathedral and a castle. (Well, sort of--the castle is the university.) Unlike, say, York, those are the major attractions. Not too many other top attractions. That makes Crook Hall and gardens more important than it would be elsewhere. There's a Jacobean-era home, but it's not full of artifacts or... More

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CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback I am so pleased you enjoyed our gardens and our staff were so welcoming. We are certainly no stately home but the Hall is a very important,grade one listed, an example of medieval domestic architecture. I can quite understand if you were looking for something rather grander then it does not fit the bill. I... More

Cornhill on Tweed, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was my first visit to Crook Hall. It is slightly out of the centre but within easy walking distance. The gardens have been lovingly landscaped with a moat pool at the top and Solar and Shakespeare gardens. Each part leads to the next and there is great variety and lovely touches of individuality with statues and sculptures. I particularly... More

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CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback I am delighted you enjoyed your visit so much. You may want to know that the picture frame was an idea of one of the gardeners. If you look at our facebook page you will see a wonderful photo of Roger the gardener and some horses all through that frame. Thanks again for... More

Bradford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My wife & I visited Crook Hall I fell in love with it! I could't believe I did not know such a pretty place existed within walking distance of Durham City. Beautiful gardens and the hall is also worth seeing. There is a super cafe with a roaring fire going. The weather was prefect, the staff always with a smile... More

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CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and the fact you found the Hall and Gardens so lovely in March. Our staff are usually full of smiles and I am pleased you found our home so welcoming. I often think of all the people who still have to discover Crook Hall and Gardens and always hope they all have a similar... More

Washington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Crook Hall and Gardens is easily located following road signs from Durham town centre. The gardens are located and overlook the River Wear. There is a car park adjacent to the entrance of the gardens which costs £2.20 per day. On the day we visited (15th March 2014) the entrance fee was £4.50 per person (free for children). All proceeds... More

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CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback and your support for a well worth cause. The number of daffodils at this time of the year do tend to crowd out the other flowers. I always feel you have to look more carefully to see the primulas.camellias and other spring plants. I agree with you that as the weeks March on the... More

Darlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Having come across Crook Hall by accident when searching for a place to have afternoon tea for a mother's day treat, I was so thrilled with the perfect setting over looking the gardens, the delicious homemade cakes and the attentive but not overbearing service, it made this occasion extra special, and I would highly recommend it for any celebration.

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CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

I am delighted you had such a lovely Sparkling Afternoon Tea. We are so proud of these. We have been compared favourably with Claridges and the Ritz which along with your comments make us feel it is all worthwhile. We also believe in offering a high quality experience along with excellent value. I am so pleased that you agree.We look... More

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