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Crook Hall & Gardens

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Feel the history

A lovely place to have a wander around the gardens before entering the hall and going through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark D
Hidden gem, well worth seeking out.

We visited towards the end of a November day, but the gardens were still well worth walking around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adrian P
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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Crook Hall is a Medieval Manor house built circa 1217 and is one of the oldest inhabited houses in Durham City. Home to the Bell Family since 1995, the Medieval Hall merges into a Jacobean Manor house which in turn merges into a Georgian Town house...more
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Frankland Lane | Sidegate, Durham DH1 5SZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to have a wander around the gardens before entering the hall and going through different rooms full of history, even an old staircase with its own ghost, then into a room for a nice snack and drink.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark D
CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The Hall really is full of history isn't it? Each part of the house has it's own atmosphere. The three different sections; Medieval, Jacobean and Georgian, are very different so as you walk through them it is like traveling back in time. We mainly live...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited towards the end of a November day, but the gardens were still well worth walking around; there are several different types of area, each with its own particular focus/character. There is a main coffee shop at the entrance, worth a visit in its...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adrian P
CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review Adrian. Our talented gardeners work very hard to ensure that our guests can enjoy the gardens throughout the year so your lovely comments are very affirming. Like you I love the gardens in winter when the structure and character of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours in the gardens and Hall. The day was sunny and probably best of flowers were over but the gardens were still a real treat to behold. I sat in various areas of the garden soaking up the atmosphere of peacefulness....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

What a lovely review Anne. Thank you. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. I too love to sit in front of the fire in the Jacobean Room. There is a wonderful atmosphere in that part of the house isn't there? I always...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 different buildings to take you back through the ages, Georgian, Jacobean and Medieval all restored as they would have been, very much a family home too with the current family very much in residence, stunning gardens, also a tea room, and activities on certain...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Philippa N
CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review Philippa. As you say, Crook Hall is our family home and we are delighted to welcome guests such as yourself to enjoy it with us. Keith and I are very aware of our responsibility to look after...More

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Our son and daughter in law had their wedding reception here last week. An amazing venue. We had use of the building and the gardens all day. Lots of different rooms to chill out in. Afternoon tea was delicious and plenty of it! And hog...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alison C
CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

It was an honour helping you all organise the wedding and share in such a beautiful occasions. I hope all the photographs do justice to a memorable day. Thank you for holding the wedding here at the Hall and we are grateful for your feedback.

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited Crook Hall today for the first time to take part in the Little Horrors event. Our nine year old doesn’t like things too scary so this sounded perfect. What a beautiful place. You enter through a modern restaurant with very reasonably priced food...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

I am so pleased you enjoyed the visit and provided us with such wonderful feedback. The team worked so hard in decorating the hall and the members of our team who became characters for the day loved the delight on the visitors faces. The catering...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

What a delightful hidden gem in county Durham. A warm welcome into this immaculately kept beautiful garden and hall. Both children (4 & 6) thoroughly enjoyed the garden spotting the little statues and fairies whilst following the little walkways. Again the house was beautifully presented...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WesWar
CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thank you for your comments. Everyone here at the Hall works extremely hard to make our visitors welcome. We look forward to your return.

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be given a Tipsy Tea voucher, so had afternoon tea sitting in the beautiful garden. The food was delicious, a good selection of sandwiches and cakes. But as always at Crook Hall, the scones stole the show. They truly are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write these comments. Our tipsy teas are increasingly more popular especially with larger groups.i am pleased you all enjoyed yours.

Reviewed October 10, 2018

My husband is from Newcastle and I have been here for nearly 30 years we didn't know this place existed. We recently bought a garden magazine and it had a booklet in of gardens and a card so you paid for 1 person and got...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Angela R
CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. I am delighted that you not only visited but took the time to describe your visit so well. These days there are not many areas of the site which you can’t see. You must return as the seasons can provide...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018

Had lived near Durham twenty years before we visited - it's a bit "hidden in plain view", on the river, really close to the city centre but takes a bit of finding. A splendid maze greets you on arrival, then through the gardens to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrew J
CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thanks for your wonderful feedback. I am glad you made it. You are not the first person to mention the length of time it takes to visit somewhere that is on your doorstep. We Hope you spread the word. As it happens it took me...More

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neebur
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i dont think so dint see any when there
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Response from maggiew939 | Reviewed this property |
No my sister had problems and couldn't see it all .
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