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Address: Belsay, England
Phone Number: 01661881636
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Beautiful Belsay!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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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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9 attraction reviews
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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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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 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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69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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40 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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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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21 reviews
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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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81 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens is a brilliant place to visit but does get a bit boring if your aged 10-13. The garden is pretty and there is long walks if you are a hiker. It is nice but if I had to pick between several places to visit, I would doubt I would pick this.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Set in a area of outstanding beauty. Sat nav sent us along the farmers track which takes you to the back of the castle, which you cannot enter, So beware ! After finding the correct road, just out of the town centre we enjoyed a lovely afternoon walking around the gardens, castle and hall. Then had a nice afternoon tea... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We enjoyed all 3 parts of the attraction - the hall, the castle & the gardens, and our visit lasted 3 hours. We bought the guide book as we're English Heritage members so didn't pay an entry fee & this totally made the trip. The book is very informative & the hall might have been a quick walk through without... More 

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Address: Belsay, England
Phone Number: 01661881636
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