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Address: Belsay, England
Phone Number: 01661881636
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Much more here than we thought. The house has a feeling of being abandoned and emptied of personal furnishings, but makes it quite atmospheric, if a little spooky. The quarry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Much more here than we thought. The house has a feeling of being abandoned and emptied of personal furnishings, but makes it quite atmospheric, if a little spooky. The quarry garden was the most unexpected part!! The castle is enough to explore with good views once you climb to the top. Good food for lunch in the surroundings of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I'm touring UK castles for a hobby and fridge magnets. Don't judge me. Belsay is a hall, castle, and gardens all in one. The castle has several obvious stages of evolution/development, which is good. There's also a fascinating walk through an area of gardens that was landscaped to beyond recognition by some very adventurous minds. Worth doing. The real problem... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The gardens are great but once you've walked around them and seen the house and castle there isn't much more today. More info etc about the garden etc would be useful.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We often take a visit to Belsay Hall and Gardens....it has something for everyone. Beautiful garden walks from very formal to not so formal. Unusual plants, an interesting hall which improves every time you go. It is owned by English Heritage and is immaculately maintained. The walk to the old castle is fantastic. Often there are special events which are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had checked out of the Premier Inn at the Quayside, Newcastle and decided to go somewhere before going home. We both have free entry to English Heritage sites via our Employers (Royal Mail) and decided to go here. Lots to do and very interesting. Staff are lovely (especially the Italian? lady) The Hall has no furniture or fittings or... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens are wonderful. The hall is empty but still incredible. The lack of furniture makes you focus on the architecture. The entrance hall is stunning. Greek columns rise up leading the eye to the glass roof. The staircase sweeps up one side and must have been stunning when the house was lived in and the brass... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Visited in half term after seeing a "Victorian illusion week" being held there. The hall was quite disappointing, it was practically just a shell of a building, no furniture or soft furnishings. The information plaques in the hall gave the minimum of information. The illusions were just pictures on cards that the adults have all seen before but my son... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were there in mid October and I have to say I'm utterly disappointed. The garden and the estate is fabulous I have to say. BUT the hall? What is that? It's look like a council house in a bad shape. The walls are coming off and the rooms are totally empty. Please don't waste your time in there. The... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I've lived in Cramlington for almost 30 years and Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens is just up the road. Plus my employer has a Corporate Membership of EH, so why hadn't I been before? No idea but one thing is certain I'll be going again. The guy in the entrance/gift shop Kyle was lovely and explained quite a bit for... More 

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Ponteland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The only complaint I have is the length of the queue that day. You pay at the same place for ordering and buying snacks and drinks, plus it is quite small. Perhaps a re-think in the layout of the place. Other than that, my friends and I enjoyed our meal.

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Phone Number: 01661881636
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