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Address: Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
Phone Number: 44-1661-881636
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Two historic buildings, a well-preserved late-14th century tower house and...

Two historic buildings, a well-preserved late-14th century tower house and a neo-classical house, are linked by a charming sunken garden spreading over more than 30 acres of landscaped grounds.

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A lovely way to spend a lazy afternoon

Can't believe I have never visited this place before. The gardens are unique and stunning. We had a look around the hall, coffee and cake in the cafe and a walk around the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't believe I have never visited this place before. The gardens are unique and stunning. We had a look around the hall, coffee and cake in the cafe and a walk around the gardens. All in all about two hours in total. Well worth the trip out from Newcastle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice place to go for walks or take photographs of the surroundings, also good place for children to visit and introduce them to nature and love of walking.

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Thank Juan V
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unlike many other country houses I've visited, Belsay remains empty rather than stuffed with furniture; this is a major plus point for me as it enables the architectural details to stand out. Also means there's nothing for active children to break! Strongly recommend a walk through the Quarry Garden on a rainy day -magical.

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Thank Mapplethorpe2016
Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful extensive well maintained and variable gardens. Level walking possible for over a mile. We didn't try the cafe but the small gift shop, plants on sale and the drink samples of ginger wine etc. are very good quality.

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Thank TravellingGeordie108
Weybridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were surprised by all Belsay had to offer. The hall was fascinating but such a shame that the owner (it is only under the trusteeship of EH) removed everything and then insisted it could only be shown as a bare shell with the minimum of renovation - so EH can get rid of dry rot but not paint or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the gardens , there is many varied and beautiful plants on display . The gardens are well looked after and colourful .We love walking around the hall,

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Thank John P
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say that this is one of the best places in the English Heritage, BUT, it does make for a lovely day out providing it is a nice and dry day. For a start the staff are very friendly and helpful. The hall makes for a nice walk around. Yes it is empty throughout, but the building itself is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are excellent and the art installations they do are always spectacular and must. A lovely place to visit despite the weather, just wrap up. Take a picnic to really enjoy the atmosphere and beauty of Belsay. If you plan to visit a few times a year an English Heritage card is a good idea, it saved us a... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have driven past Belsay Hall hundreds of times but only ventured in at Easter this year, and I'm annoyed I never did sooner! The hall and castle are great to explore, shouting in the cellar is especially fun. There was a treasure hunt to keep the kids entertained, at the end they won a tub of playdoh which always... More 

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Thank Rachel H
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited Belsay several times, usually stop on the way to a holiday cottage in Northumberland. Its a great place to have a picnic as there are beautiful gardens and lots of picnic areas. The staff are friendly and helpful. The house is really interesting but the garden is stunning. Its a rock garden and just has to be seen.

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