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Historic house with interesting story. Nice diversion for half hour or so, plus gives an insight... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Bridlington, United Kingdom
Lovely place, likely haunted.

Unbelievably my best friends father when I was a teen worked for English Heritage and so got to... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Laureen H
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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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All reviews english heritage john scott main room three rooms interesting history tudor style timber framed houses ornate ceilings romantic story national trust an interesting place to visit several floors worth a visit free entrance quick look quayside area step back in time
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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
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
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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 Sham 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
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
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Fascinating little place...gets you thinking about those who lived here all those years ago..staff very informative

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank valricjack
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Bessie Surtees House is now regional headquarters of Historic England and can be visited for free. Just off the Quayside in the Sandhill, three five storey houses dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries make up the house. These once belonged to rich merchants and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank mairekennedybooks
Reviewed June 17, 2018

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!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lynnc185
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August 26, 2016|
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It's free entry. Check out the English Heritage website for opening times.