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Bessie Surtees House

Bessie Surtees House 41-44 Sandhill | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JF, England
+44 191 269 1200
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Chanced upon this house, which from the outside looks as you would imagine it all those years ago... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lynnc185
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Spalding, United Kingdom
Historic house on Sandhill Quayside

One of the oldest house on Quayside. The Quayside becomes a market on Sundays, but earlier, most... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
Gisli M. G
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Visitors can tour this beautiful mid 17th-century Tudor house, which is best known as the site of the romantic elopement in 1772 between Bessie Surtees and John Scott, the future Lord Chancellor of England.
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Bessie Surtees House 41-44 Sandhill | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JF, England
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+44 191 269 1200
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Chanced upon this house, which from the outside looks as you would imagine it all those years ago. In fact drawings inside show little has changed on this small stretch apart from traffic! Intriguing story and well worth a visit. And it is free!

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

One of the oldest house on Quayside. The Quayside becomes a market on Sundays, but earlier, most activity over the day were on Quayside, when it was the centre of tade in Newcastle. This house has also its history, that is written on a plaque...More

Thank Gisli M. G
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

So we did not go looking and instead happened upon this by accident whilst looking at the bridges. It was good to step in out of the cold and staff were welcoming and friendly. Generally the information is more about the use of the area...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Not knowing Newcastle- we were intrigued to find this quaint little house on the quayside. Well worth spending 1/2 hour of your time to complement a trip to Baltic Art Gallery. Interesting exhibits were on about Civic Art as well as the history of the...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Bessie Surtees house is like stepping back in time, if in the quayside area and a history lover or a romantic I would recommend you pop in, after you can take a trip up dog leap stairs and wonder at the story of Bessie!

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Reviewed November 23, 2017

With a bit of time to kill on a chilly November afternoon, we decided to pop into Bessie Surtees House. We found it very full of interesting facts relating to the history and development of Newcastle. The museum is well laid-out, warm and comfortable for...More

Thank Robin S
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

It was interesting to visit a house built in Tudor times and it is incredible that it has survived given its proximity to the river, fires, roads etc. There are only three rooms to see, which was a let down in such a tall building,...More

Thank Jill F
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Free so that's good, but the house has been so messed around and altered it's hard to get to grips with so don't make a special trip. Info boards don't do that much to help, but do describe the changing times of the area as...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Entry is free and several floors of the building are accessible for public viewing. The staff are very helpful and have good local knowledge. Worth a visit whilst on the quayside.

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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

After hearing and reading about Bessie Surtees is was very nice to visit her house. An amazing place to visit a lovely welcome from lady on reception with information to set us on our way. Amazing rooms & fire places with lots of information in...More

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It's free entry. Check out the English Heritage website for opening times.
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