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Address: Bessie Surtees House 41-44 Sandhill | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JF, England
Phone Number: +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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Handy for the Sage

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
ianatkinson75
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Louth, United Kingdom
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Louth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank IrisDevon
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,265 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank chunkymonkey2015
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank Ross M
Ballakilpheric, Isle of Man
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5 reviews
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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Thank 407simonc
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank Pappajaysierra
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Now part of English Heritage properties, there are two old 18th. century building, partly restored with lots of information and an interesting history

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Thank Gillian R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This place is steeped in history but is much smaller than one would expect. I would allow 30 mins at most unless you are into that period

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Thank Nicholas O
Limassol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Fascinating from the outside and even more interesting on the inside when you hear about the intriguing history of the building. Not a lot to see inside but a beautifully restored building to keep alive our heritage.

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