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Crook Hall & Gardens

Frankland Lane | Sidegate, Durham DH1 5SZ , England
0191 384 8028
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Crook Hall was recommended by the host of the B&B we were staying in on our first visit to Durham and we were not disappointed. What a beautiful place! The gardens are stunningly beautiful and so tranquil; we sat for ages by the pond relaxing. You wouldn't think you were in a bustling town. The house is steeped in history... More

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I've been to Crook Hall several times as it offers excellent value for money and is a real escape from the hustle and bustle. Today I visited to treat my friend to the 'Sparkling Afternoon Tea'. It was certainly a treat! Beautifully presented in a lovely room, with views out over the gardens and distant cathedral. The 'sparkle' was lovely... More

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Hartlepool, England
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50 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Visited here with family during Durham Flower Festival. I really enjoyed it here, it really is a hidden gem just a short walk away from Durham city centre. The Hall is great and steeped in history, the gardens a real accomplishment. Got some great photos here. Free parking on the roadside outside the attraction on Sundays.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a wonderful place and the tea rooms/cafe are wonderful, along with the staff who are all so helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about its heritage. The buildings are amazing along with the gardens, all steeped in history. It is not disabled friendly unfortunately but Maggie and her team will try to accommodate you however they can. Well worth a... More

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so proud of our staff they have all embraced the place and in turn are always pleased to share these wonderful surroundings with our many visitors. The historic layout does make it difficult for wheelchair users. There are gravel paths and steps and some areas are easier to traverse than other areas.... More

Middlesbrough
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited Crook Hall today, superb location, beautiful grounds and Hall. Scrumptious lunch, though I didn't expect pork pie on the ploughman's, I ate the cheese my husband ate the pie!Maze great for adults and children alike. Gardens exceptional. A lovely day, money well spent.

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CrookHallGardens, Front Office Manager at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

thank you for your lovely comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back to Crook Hall and Gardens in the future. More

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Crook Hall + Gardens, Durham. Good value and a lovely place to visit, the Hall itself is beautiful and is very informative on each room. The surrounding Gardens are much to admire, a really pleasant setting. Good photographic opportunity.

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CrookHallGardens, Front Office Manager at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

thank you for your lovely comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Crook Hall and Gardens and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First visit to this beautiful hall.what a marvelous treat.the gardens are outstanding with lots of benches to sit and admire the surroundings. Lunch was delicious .recommend the ploughman's .not at all expensive for what we got.the hall it self is beautiful in side with good detailed information about each room you visit . £7.admission fee.cheap at the price for what... More

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CrookHallGardens, Front Office Manager at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Crook Hall and Gardens and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited Crook Hall for the first time on Sunday with my mum and treated her to sparkling afternoon tea for her birthday. Both my mum and I found everything about Crook Hall absolutely delightful - the gardens, the staff, the buildings, the cocktails and the afternoon tea. Can honestly say this is one of the best value for money afternoon... More

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CrookHallGardens, Front Office Manager at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we are delighted that you and your mum enjoyed your Sparkling Afternoon Tea so much you intend to come again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Crook Hall and Gardens soon. More

North yorkshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is tucked away not far from the centre of Durham and offers a lovely retreat from the hustle of the city. The garden is wonderful, great planting and imagination shown in the various areas which create an impression of being much larger than they are. The house is a fascinating tour of different eras with unexpected pleasures such as... More

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CrookHallGardens, Front Office Manager at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit to Crook Hall and Gardens and we look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy the treats in our café again. More

Darlington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We'd never have thought this delightful, tranquil place could be found virtually in the centre of Durham city. Just along the road from the new Radisson Blu hotel sits an oasis of tranquility and prettiness. The house consists of buildings from three periods, merged together into one - Medieval, Jacobean and Georgian. The house is cozy and interesting, without being... More

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CrookHallGardens, Front Office Manager at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Crook Hall and Gardens; we are all delighted that you had such a lovely time during your visit. We are keen to display local artistic talent here and we also try very hard to stock our shop with local produce too. Our themed events are very popular and just this week... More

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