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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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great gardens and lovely old hall

Always enjoy a visit to these gardens - whatever the season there is always something to see and enjoy - love a walk thru the majestic quarry gardens - so atmospheric - and full... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
JOHN04LEEDS
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always enjoy a visit to these gardens - whatever the season there is always something to see and enjoy - love a walk thru the majestic quarry gardens - so atmospheric - and full of a great range of plants, shrubs and huge trees ! Even though there are not formal bedding in these gardens, the site itself surrounding the... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the day with our 20 month old daughter exploring the grounds, quarry garden, Castle and Hall. The whole place was immaculate and even though it was fairly busy we felt like we had the place to ourselves. Tea room was nice too, lots of choice and reasonably priced. Lots to see and do and great if you have... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Stately Home is impressive with large, empty rooms, and a vast hallway whose tall, Grecian columns echo the splendour of bygone days. High ceilings, dadoes, panelling, fragments of the original wallpaper and huge windows that bathe the main rooms with light, are fascinating to behold and leave much to the imagination. The gardens are beautifully set out and the... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The whole place is kept in immaculate order and is a huge credit to English Heritage and their team. Following the very warm welcome to my wife and I and our young dog, we set off into the grounds. The gardening team must work extremely hard to keep the gardens in such immaculate order. The pathways had all been hand... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside it's a very plain monolith of a hall with an interesting airy central area from which the rooms are accessed. The interior is pretty empty apart from a rotating display of various arts and crafts because a lot of the woodwork had to be removed to treat some dry rot. The best feature of the property is... More 

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EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your very helpful review Tiggertim. The walk through the Quarry Garden to the castle is spectacular. Our admission prices are within line with market value for a family day out. English Heritage is a charity and the money you paid at our admissions will bused to keep over 400 historic properties open to the public as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This stately home is set deep in the heart of the country side one could almost forget the rest of the world exists. The views are breath taking and the gardens superb. There are a number of walks one can go on that lead to the original dwelling, a medieval castle. The castle is small but very interesting to explore.... More 

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Thank Karen W
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks for your very helpful review Karen. Glad you had a nice time visiting us. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandered around on a windy day. Art work is interesting. Cafe was okay. Grounds good - lots of trees. Picnicked in the garden

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go through the splendid halls and into the glorious gardens the best of which has to be the Quarry garden, these take you on a colourful path to the Castle, nice climb to the top using the spiral stairs then some great view over the countryside, what a place to visit if you want to lose yourself for a while.... More 

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EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your positive feedback Keithy1970 glad you had a great time visiting us. More 

northumberland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are the jewel in the crown and the Hall is worth a look.Staff are really friendly.The castle is a bit of a walk but takes you through the Quarry gardens which are lovely.

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Thank Missyscott
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this review

thanks for your great review Missyscott. The Quarry gardens are fantastic aren't they? :) More 

Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Adored this place. Loved the empty presentation of the rooms in the halls: good story inspiration. Beautiful quarry gardens with sunlight glistening through the trees, I felt transported to another world. Expensive admission but definitely worth it since the place consists of three 'attractions'. Wonderful tearoom. Highly recommended.

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Thank HCarnley
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this review

What a lovely review. Thank you :) More 

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