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Petersun55 wrote a review Oct 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom327 contributions116 helpful votes
On the day we were out walking there was not a lot to see. The sign said that it should be open but it was locked up. Just add it to your walk by the beck and harbour you mat find that it is open. I wonder what was inside ?
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Date of experience: October 2017
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gailee272 wrote a review Sep 2017
Stone, United Kingdom268 contributions76 helpful votes
A Leech House is not the type of thing we would normally make a bee line for, loved the history of it, had a walk by the water, it was really nice, def worth a look.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Kathleen Shirle... G wrote a review Jan 2017
Istanbul, Turkey26 contributions9 helpful votes
Grab a sandwich (or better still a pork pie from Cockburns) and a flask of coffee, add a bag of food for the ducks, and spend an hour sitting peacefully by the leech house. I tiny little brick building by the brook with an interesting history.
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Date of experience: January 2017
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Patricia F wrote a review Jan 2017
Bedale, United Kingdom187 contributions98 helpful votes
A very interesting historical building in a lovely little garden beside the beck, open to the public at all times. There's a very pleasant walk beside the beck from the opposite bank, with picnic benches, ducks and, if you're lucky, kingfishers. It's only one of several attractions in the historic market town of Bedale.
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Date of experience: January 2017
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Rossergruffydd wrote a review Sep 2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom2,273 contributions654 helpful votes
This unique Leech House was used to keep Medicinal Leeches (Hirudo medicinalis) healthy until they were needed by the local apothecary for apply to human patients as a supposed cure. This is the only one thought to survive in the United Kingdom and was last used around 1900 although these leeches are still occasionally used in medicine to this day. The house sits in a small park next to the river and has an information board. Bedale railway station is close by and a free car park is located on Bridge Street. You might like to take some bird food to feed the mallard on the river.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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