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Address: 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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Visitors can tour this beautiful mid 17th-century Tudor house, which is...

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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Lovely building

If you are interested in Jacobean history this is worth a visit. A free exhibition it is a pleasure to walk around the rooms of such an old house. There was also an interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cathy H
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Woodham Ferrers, United Kingdom

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Woodham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in Jacobean history this is worth a visit. A free exhibition it is a pleasure to walk around the rooms of such an old house. There was also an interesting exhibition about modern sculpture. It was very quiet when we visited and we enjoyed it. Also it is free which is great.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bessie Surtees House is the name of two merchants' houses on Newcastle's Sandhill, near to the river, that were built in the 16th and 17th centuries.I visited this place by accident when I was walking in Newcastle with my friends.No Admission is free entrance.I like the building it is cool design. The bad thing was noise it is close the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Really noisy, in a very busy part of Newcastle and you can hear everything that goes on in the street. Rooms are also really hot.

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Thank Harriet S
Louth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Known as the red house this is an excellent pie and mash provider in an amazing old building. An interesting selection of pies, mash,peas and pints well presented and tasty. Handy for the Sage

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We found this little house completely by accident. Admission is free with a chance to leave a donation. The inside of this house is beautiful with lots of beams and carved oak and very informative. Little glimpses of courtyards outside and interesting artefacts. If you get the time please visit I don't think you would be disappointed.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

This house is difficult to find and is a bit small in my opinion and doesn't take long to look around and has narrow stairs up and down.

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Thank Ethan E
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Even though I am local to the area, I hadn't heard of Bessie Surfers. It's free entry into the house and the girl on the reception was very informative. A fascinating journey through history, that you could actually imaging being there in the day ! It told a story and you could smell the history. Well worth a visit.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I have not been inside the building but to view it from the outside is a fascinating step back some several centuries into the past. It is without doubt a wonderfully preserved and elegantly restored Jacobean building. Just a minutes walk from the underneath of the Tyne Bridge and Quayside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Magnificent piece of architectural history with interesting old woodwork & some great contemporary replicas of traditional furniture

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Inside, only 2 rooms are accessible to the public. The remainder provides office space for English Heritage.

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