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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Belsay NE20 0DX, England
+44 1661 881636
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Wonderful

We are familiar with this place so always choose to go on a sunny day and on this visit we were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
938BrendaT
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Ottershaw, United Kingdom
wonderful visit

This Hall and gardens were amazing. The Hall because you could imagine so much how it must have... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lynnc185
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Spalding, 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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“old quarry” (16 reviews)
“croquet lawn” (11 reviews)
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Belsay NE20 0DX, England
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+44 1661 881636
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"english heritage"
in 61 reviews
"old quarry"
in 16 reviews
"croquet lawn"
in 11 reviews
"exotic plants"
in 7 reviews
"tea room"
in 27 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 35 reviews
"the main house"
in 8 reviews
"empty rooms"
in 8 reviews
"stunning gardens"
in 12 reviews
"stately home"
in 12 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 13 reviews
"manor house"
in 6 reviews
"stable block"
in 6 reviews
"full bloom"
in 10 reviews
"enjoyable visit"
in 8 reviews
"taking place"
in 5 reviews
"woodland walk"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We are familiar with this place so always choose to go on a sunny day and on this visit we were lucky enough to visit when the rhodedendrons were in bloom. Amazing display. I love the house which always feels like the removal men have...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This Hall and gardens were amazing. The Hall because you could imagine so much how it must have once been, without any embellishment, and the gardens because they were truly spectacular. My husband is not a garden fan and he was astounded by the complexity...More

Thank lynnc185
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favourite English Heritage venue. Something for everyone, historic hall and castle, beautiful grounds in which to walk or picnic. You are even allowed to take your dog if kept on a lead and well behaved. There is a croquet lawn and a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here this week and had a lovely day out. The gardens are spectacular, the castle is fabulous, you can walk up the steps all the way to the roof, however they are steep. There was a man giving a show and talk about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the hall has no furniture but still has some wallpaper from 1800's you get a very good feel for the property and the gardens are amazing so different and calming as you walk to the castle

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice picnic area under trees near the car park and toilets. Bellsay Hall is unfurnished but the architecture is of interest. The views from the terrace are beautiful especially with the rhodendrons flowering. You then walk through the Quarry garden which needs to be savoured...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem! You need to give yourself a day here. If you paint or draw then bring your materials with you. The highlight is the quarry garden. From this area came the house and castle. Both worth the time exploring.

Thank Melvyn T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an enjoyable visit! First of all we visited the house...amazing to see the wallpaper still hanging from the 1800’s! What A shame it’s unfurnished.......but still worth the visit. The beer and wine cellars are absolutely huge. Then the walk to the castle through the...More

Thank KathrynT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely day here. A castle, a house and gardens all in one place. The quarry garden is what I came back to see and it is wonderful to see such a ‘natural’ garden. Did they plan this when they quarried the stone or after?...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

As the house is stripped to bare walls its a great building to explore, the gardens in the Quarry are magical - the flowers giving such beautiful perfume. Really enjoyed the walk from the house to the castle.

Thank Becky M
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Andy M
May 30, 2017|
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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.
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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 !
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David S
June 28, 2015|
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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.
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