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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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Window into another era

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Limassol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A most interesting well-preserved house on several floors. Many original feature and beautiful fireplaces. Caters well for school groups and children. No admission fee.

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Tyneside
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my grandchildren, this lovely Tudor style house tells the story of Bessie Surtees who helped with her lover. Not a great deal to see, the main room has a lovely ornate ceiling and fireplace. Worth a visit if you are passing by, it is on the Quayside and free to visit.

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North East UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A free little piece of Geordie history on the quayside. The floors are all rickety, its not very big but if you've never been you really should go. The fireplaces are very impressive.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited again as this is a free attraction, giving an insight into domestic life in medieval Newcastle. It is one of the earliest domestic dwellings in the city and has an interesting history of its own. One of a handful of half timbered survivors and is certainly worth a short visit.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Very interesting old house. Brings to life what the Quayside was like and how merchants functioned. It's also free to enter.

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Orihuela, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Friendly and efficient staff. Had a nice relaxing evenng watching the world go by. In the heart of the quayside so easy to find.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

While walking along the Quayside and under Tyne Bridge came across this old building still painted white. Admission was free but was able to make donation

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North East UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

a great little free visit on the quayside, loads of history, loved the wonky floors. Watch out for the ghost on the stairs out the back window.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

An interesting distraction for a while to have a look around. Not many artefacts but the building itself is the attraction.

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