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Address: Washington Old Hall Lodge The Avenue | Washington, Newcastle upon Tyne NE38 7LE, England
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+44 191 416 6879
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Sat - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A National Trust Gem !

lovely Grounds, Pleasant Staff, Something For Everybody, Suits All ages, Plus The History. Grandkids Loved It !! and so did we.

Reviewed September 14, 2016
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Washington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

lovely Grounds, Pleasant Staff, Something For Everybody, Suits All ages, Plus The History. Grandkids Loved It !! and so did we.

Thank billygraham18
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Washington Old Hall is in Washington and the ancestral home of George Washington A very interesting building and grounds We took our 3.1/2 year old grandson and he loved the wooden fort and slide that's situated in the grounds. It is a National Trust run house. Unfortunately it doesn't have a shop run by the Trust so you are not... More 

Thank 41lady
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Washington Old Hall has been under new management within The National Trust and now feels fuller in terms of display and historical artefacts. Our grandchildren had plenty to look at and we enjoyed the references to his nibs, Old George, first president of the great USA. The new display of early C20th tenants was enlightening, not to mention the display... More 

Thank linda13blair
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Its not the biggest National Trust Property and being around Washington I was not expecting loads. However, this property is a gem of a place. The little cafe is limited to cakes and teacakes but its lovely none the less, the gardens are pretty and thoughful and the property itself packs a lot into a little. I'd had to drop... More 

Thank Andrew F
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Tucked away amongst Washinton new town in county Durham, the Old hall lays claim to be the link that gave Washington in the USA it's name being the home of the Washington family. It is a must see for those interested in the British/American special relationship and there are lots of interesting readings of its history. A video covers Jimmy... More 

Thank peter J
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92 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We made a day of it and visited 3 of the smaller National Trust properties in the area. We probably wouldn't have done so had we not been NT members which meant we got in free - we've found it only takes a few visits to cover the annual membership fee so is good value for us. The old hall... More 

Thank pco1
Middle England
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Easy to find and has own car park. A smallish house with claim to fame being the home of Washington family. Clearly he came from privileged stock but was not born here. Americans will love it but some exhibits out of date - claim to fame is Jimmy Carter visited in 1977. Gardens nice when the sun shines

Thank MiddleEnglandMan
north east uk
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257 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Good to check online for opening times. Used also for weddings. In the centre of old Washington village the hall dated back to 12 th Century with renovations from 17th century . The ancestral home of George Washington. Although the hall continued to be used it was turned into tenements Interesting memorabilia from 1st work war resident . Having fallen... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016

I took friends from America here when they visited in May. It is a very quaint National Trust Propert which is slowly improving with every visit. It is very informative and the newly revamped gardens are a delight.

Thank ellenalexandria s
Durham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016

This little gem is tucked away in Washington Village. The house and gardens are well kept. The history is fascinating and not as American as you'd expect. The gardens are great for kids, we spent a long time in the Nuttery exploring every path and hidden corner.

Thank Rachel H

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