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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

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Hall with gardens and castle

Beautiful extensive gardens and walkways leading to a ruined castle. Great place for kids and... read more

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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We loved It!

We went on a glorious sunny day in April and the garden was enchanting! Started with a guided tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laura K
Beverley, United Kingdom
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Two historic buildings, a well-preserved late-14th century tower house and a neo-classical house, are linked by a charming sunken garden spreading over more than 30 acres of landscaped grounds.
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Belsay NE20 0DX, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful extensive gardens and walkways leading to a ruined castle. Great place for kids and teenagers to let off steam. Level walk for older visitors. The Hall is good to explore. Not huge and can be visited quite quickly.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on a glorious sunny day in April and the garden was enchanting! Started with a guided tour of the new house by Liz who made the day for us! She included our daughter in the discussions about the house and held her interest...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Laura K
Reviewed February 20, 2019

I wasn't sure I wanted to see a Georgian house empty of furniture but was so glad we went. Because there was no furniture you can appreciate the Grecian architecture better. As the owner didn't want external guttering and downspouts to spoil the look of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

I love this place though admittedly we have English heritage membership otherwise could get pricey for a family. The gardens are so peaceful you cant hear any traffic and get even better in the summer. Love the castle. Spent some good days here with kids...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Millymollymandy28
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Belsay is a beautiful castle, manor, quarry and gardens - there's SO much for every member of your family. My wife and I became English Heritage members at this location, and are looking forward to visiting this site repeatedly throughout the year. The gardens were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Visited as part of the enchanted belsay for Christmas and had a fantastic night. It was well organised with a park and ride system There were different types of lighting around the gardens, following the trail and story of Alice in Wonderland This was our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ndw78
Reviewed December 21, 2018

We so enjoyed our trip to 'Enchanted Belsay' Strolling through the illuminated grounds in the rain was a wonderful experience. All the kids we saw were so thrilled and excited which was lovely to see. What really made the visit though was the staff and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

First of all, the organisation of the timed tickets and the park and ride is fantastic. The staff were helpful and friendly, dont get me wrong we had a nice time but...... For the price we did expect a little bit more. The lights are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Parking well organised & all the staff very pleasant and helpful but that’s about all to be remotely impressed with. Very disappointing. Lights which are rather underwhelming, the “fair” (2 rides , 2 stalls) was for toddlers. Extremely over priced non event for a family....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tillymaem
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Well organised approach. The shuttle bus park and ride from Ponteland worked well for us. We had the perfect weather for this event. Cold and crisp. Staff are on hand at the entrance to ensure you know where you're going, but although it is in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Andy M
May 30, 2017|
Response from C3722MBmarkb | Reviewed this property |
No, but I would argue you don't need one with the long walks, wife paths, trees and wide open spaces.
Andy M
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Andrew-Leakey | Reviewed this property |
We didn't find one. But there are lots of open spaces to run round. The castle bit is half a mile from the hall. That is great for hide & seek !
David S
June 28, 2015|
Response from 511blueskies |
Yes . You can catch a bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Jedburgh which only runs a few times a day, not sure of the number. The bus stops at Belsay then you'd walk to the Hall grounds or get a lift.