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Address: Belsay, England
Phone Number: 01661881636
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Great day out

Had a lovely at this attraction . The place is really well looked after especially the gardens and the staff are very helpful and freindly. I have a family membership of English... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Had a lovely at this attraction . The place is really well looked after especially the gardens and the staff are very helpful and freindly. I have a family membership of English Herritage and would also like to mention that this really good value for money.

Thank stevecave
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The weather was warm for the time of year, loads of people and lots to see. Saw many classic cars I would like to have driven away in too. The walk up to the castle from the hall is very atmospheric, it is called the Grag Walk I think. Would make a great filming location for something.

Thank kernow14
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67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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.

Thank KungPaoCow
Banbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank jose6544
Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

Thank PTaylor0303
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20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank Gary B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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.

Thank hsasmith
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Thank ellenalexandria s
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ian R
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

Thank Jill K

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