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Crook Hall & Gardens

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Address: Frankland Lane | Sidegate, Durham DH1 5SZ, England
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+44 191 384 8028
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A haven of tranquility in the middle of Durham.

Beautiful gardens every season of the year. A house with lots of history , its building spanning the centuries.The whole place has a lovely atmosphere and is enhanced by quirky... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful gardens every season of the year. A house with lots of history , its building spanning the centuries.The whole place has a lovely atmosphere and is enhanced by quirky features everywhere. Also a good cafe to be enjoyed.

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Thank Katyfoodie53
Darlington, United Kingdom
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287 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You would never know this beautiful house and gardens existed unless you follow brown signs. Was treated with three friends by another friend for helping her in her first year as a Headteacher. It was a surprise to us as to where we were going. Well on arrival we had a wonderful greeting in the cafe at the bottom of... More 

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Thank boydy73
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My mother sister and I were given vouchers for afternoon tea here. we cannot rate the food and service high enough. For a special afternoon or an event you must try it.

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Thank gpalin2016
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this gorgeous place - many many happy memories of visits here; winter, spring, summer, autumn - always something magical, tranquil, enchanting! You'd be foolish to not get to know this place

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Thank Debra C
Chester-le-Street
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked Crook Hall for afternoon tea for our family to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary, not knowing what to expect...what an absolute hidden gem. It took a while to find the car park but once we did it was easy walking distance to the hall. We were met at the cafe and given directions to the tea rooms. They... More 

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Thank Claire G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff in tea room very very attentive and food is value for money-gardens are top class Not been round hall yet but intend this year

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Thank Roy Y
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant day, founf a hidden room with a princess in who was fab. I think i enjoyed it as much as my daughter.

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Thank Andrea B
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous house and beautiful gardens Right in the centre of Durham city. Afternoon tea first class . Would highly recommend a visit.

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Thank 510christine555
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Crook Hall is on the outskirts of Durham. It is a short walk from car parking. Many events are held during the summer, some particularly for children. The gardens open under the Yellow Book scheme and there are refreshments available. The interior is rich with panelled rooms and it has an interesting layout.

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Thank fusspot2017
Durham, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is lovely all year round. The gardens are beautiful. Just check opening hours as weddings get in the way. The Garden Gate cafe is always accessible and the food is lovely. Interesting afternoon teas, including one for men!

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