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Great place to visit.

Attached to the Belsay Hall property owned and maintained by English Heritage, the castle offers plenty of exploration and much like the gardens and hall is amazing for a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Attached to the Belsay Hall property owned and maintained by English Heritage, the castle offers plenty of exploration and much like the gardens and hall is amazing for a few hours of walking and exploration. A bit pricey without membership but worth it.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Wonderful place to visit all year round. Quarry garden is particularly good. Castle ruins are very interesting. Belsay Hall is lovely and work being carried out by English Heritage is superb. Wonderful place to go with children too.

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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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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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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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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