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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 peaceful haven

I have visited Belsay on a number of occasions and loved it every time. This visit was no exception - lovely, calm and majestic place with a delightful atmosphere. Simply lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Soo C
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have visited Belsay on a number of occasions and loved it every time. This visit was no exception - lovely, calm and majestic place with a delightful atmosphere. Simply lovely place to visit!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A day away from business, relaxing in the Gardens, admiring the array of colourful flowers and plants. then delicious tea and cake, perfect treat!

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Bridge of Allan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came back AGAIN to Belsay Hall and Castle. More rooms opened since I was there, still enjoyable. Loved the quarry garden but no croquet being played at that time.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with two lads 10 & 12 and a 70 year old. The gardens are amazing especially on a sunny day and there are plenty of picnic spots (take some chairs). The garden walk can be tricky in spots but there is plenty of flat areas for those who struggle and plenty of rest spots. There isn't much to see... More 

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Thank Christopher B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hall is built like a temple and has very few furnishings but usual has a display of artwork as the empty spaces are just right. The gardens were in full bloom, even the dark and mysterious quarry walk. There was a very serious croquet match to watch and then the ruined castle to explore in the sun. An ice... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The formal gardens were beautiful and in July with the roses in bloom the fragrance was delightful. The quarry gardens on the walk through to the castle were like walking in a fairy grotto. The castle itself was quite intact and it's well worth the walk up to the roof for the view.

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Thank Judith L
Matthews, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a charming place to stroll through beautiful flowers with sculptures and water features. It also houses the world's largest tree house and a gift shop that has lots of incredible items to browse through and purchase.

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Thank gatorgal1972
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here at least fifteen times since we had English Heritage passes and it's never been anything less than perfect. house to explore, huge gardens and trails, and unlike many similar places, no grumpy staff or signs everywhere meaning that you're worrying about what the kids touch or where they walk. Very family friendly. The cafe is fine but... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect for a warm day, you will first explore an old country house, which was vacated in the 1960's. After a good look round, you can take the walk through the fabulous gardens. You'll experience so many fragrant and beautiful plants. After a walk of roughly 3/4 mile, you'll them find the 14th Century Belay Castle. My children loved this,... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The good part of this visit for me was the gardens were wonderful and the castle, the walks through the grounds were spectacular, and English heritage have done their best to keep it as it should be. Down side for me was Manor House it looks like the owners have just taken everything and left including the wallpaper. It could... More 

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