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Address: Belsay, England

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Why Haven't I Been Before?

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2014
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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11 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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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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77 reviews 77 reviews
6 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 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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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We've been in the National Trust for years but I've just recently joined English Heritage. I thought I would take a trip to Belsay, which EH label as a 'top property' but I was left rather disappointed, There is quite a lot here. There is the Hall and Castle, both of which are open to explore, and there are the... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
37 attraction reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

It was a pity it was such a dull and rather wet day when we visited here. The house, castle and grounds are well worth seeing, and the weather didn't deter us from exploring and seeing what was on offer. The staff here are very friendly and helpful. The tea and scones available in the tea room afterwards was very... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I visited with two primary school aged kids and despite cold weather and a bit of a walk, enthusiasm never dropped. Visited in April and there were daffodils aplenty out. The castle itself is wonderful for exploring with dark rooms, spiral stairways and great panorama from the open roof!

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