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Fantastic House

An amazing building and story. The most amazing room wonky floors, beautiful ceiling, huge fire... read more

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Well worth a visit - Free entry

Tudor house which is impressive on the outside and although there isn't much to see inside there is... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2019
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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.
Bessie Surtees House 41-44 Sandhill | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JF, England
+44 191 269 1200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing building and story. The most amazing room wonky floors, beautiful ceiling, huge fire place and a toilet in the corner of a room, the best hand carved furniture and how Betty Surtess got out of that window is a mystery.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank boydy73
Reviewed February 2, 2019

Tudor house which is impressive on the outside and although there isn't much to see inside there is no doubt that the flooring is original, by the way it flows up and down, and the history is informative. Excellent "Spriit of the North" exhibition too...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

An interesting and informative attraction if you have an interest in history and particularly local history

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lawsuit57
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Historic house with interesting story. Nice diversion for half hour or so, plus gives an insight into Newcastle history

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank siouxk
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Interesting old house which is partly English Heritage HQ but has a few rooms open to the public. Not worth a special trip but passes and enjoyable half hours

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KEJ1964
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Unbelievably my best friends father when I was a teen worked for English Heritage and so got to live in the top of Bessie Surtees house. There is a blue window stained where Bessie Surtees apparently jumped out the window, and living in the top...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Laureen H
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

A free tour of this 17th Tudor house is well worth taking in the short walk. Very cool building and teaches you a bit more of the history of the city that is known as Newcastle.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank bkirk4747
Reviewed August 24, 2018

We stumbled on this 'little' treasure quite by accident. A wonderfully restored Jacobean house by the riverside. And we learned about Bessie's elopment!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roland P
Reviewed August 3, 2018

An interesting place to visit with plenty of historical interest and there is no charge. Well worth sparing some time to pop in and have a look around.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Great little place to see. Only small so there for less than an hour but has an interesting history and aspect and it was free, bonus!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Monkeysoxnorthwest
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August 26, 2016|
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It's free entry. Check out the English Heritage website for opening times.