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Address: Washington Old Hall Lodge The Avenue | Washington, Newcastle upon Tyne NE38 7LE, England
Phone Number: 44 191 416 6879
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Step back to the 1600s

This place is not in Newcastle, but Sunderland, Washington to be accurate. The Avenue, Washington NE38 7LE. At the front of the house are a set of geometric gardens, only small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Sunderland, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Washington Old Hall is an amazing place to go and visit the hall itself is amazing ,with up and down stairs the furniture is fab we were there september 11th 2009,as we were married there on a friday at 4 o'clock.Another thing is the gardens we had all our wedding pics taken there, its a beautiful place and staff are... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is not in Newcastle, but Sunderland, Washington to be accurate. The Avenue, Washington NE38 7LE. At the front of the house are a set of geometric gardens, only small but really nice. Then down by a small orchard , through into the wilderness gardens , where , when we went were activities for children. The house itself is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Washington hall was fantastic it has the history laid out in a fun easy flow that gives lots of information to help you learn how George Washington lived before moving to the states... Only thing that could be improved is the coffee shop, the choice is very limited I.e only Tea cakes or a few cakes.. A choice of... More 

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Thank Paul M
England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting house to visit, particularly as it is the ancient ancestral home of George Washington,1st President of the USA. His family moved to America hundreds of years before he was born, so the link to him is very tenuous but is there. He never visited the place and maybe didn't even know it existed but it's a good story and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are from wakefield but visit the Newcastle area often This time we decided to visit the old hall and we loved it.its not the normal national trust grand building but it's still worth a hour of your time.as always the staff are excellent. Include a visit with any of the other lovely places in the northeast.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here as last time we were here was when we were married at the hall, 12 years ago. We are NT members, not sure I would want to pay the full admission. The gardens are a little untidy and not as well maintained as we recall. The house is interesting, lots of history if that's your thing. Opening times... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my one year old son. Had to leave him in his push chair to purchase a ticket as the ticket office is down a flight of stairs. The rest of it is not much better. Only visited as we had been at gibside and saw an advert for the place. Online it is described as a manor house... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ah, Washington Old Hall. A little oasis in the middle of a leafy village which is much unlike the rest of Washington itself....ie, not a 'new town'. We have a real soft spot for this place as a stop off on the way to other destinations. However, be warned...it's not a 'full day' kind of place. There's a new National... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

A good place to visit when travelling between towns. It has some very interesting history but will not keep you you occupied for very long.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We Americans don't fully understand how long ago our ancestors lived and how "new" our country is. This stop at the ancestral home of George Washington bears out that our roots are from other places. This house and gardens are preserved and set to show what life was like in the really old days. There is a guide at the... More 

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