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Belsay Hall and Gardens

Belsay NE20 0DX, England
+44 1661 881636
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Classic cars again at Belsay Hall

I visited today to coincide with the annual Classic car show here. It was a fabulous display again... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2016
bdon257
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
The quarry walk and castle are the highlights

Although we enjoyed looking round the hall, I prefer somewhere that's furnished or at least... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2016
TheRelfster
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Manchester, 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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ruined castle” (18 reviews)
“old quarry” (16 reviews)
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Belsay NE20 0DX, England
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

I visited today to coincide with the annual Classic car show here. It was a fabulous display again and many people came today in order to see the cars. The hall is currently hosting a modern art display of ceramics, bronzes and wood sculpture. The...More

Thank bdon257
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

Thanks for a lovely review bdon257 and glad you had a great day out with us again

Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Although we enjoyed looking round the hall, I prefer somewhere that's furnished or at least partially filled. The highlights were the wonderful walk through the quarry and the lovely setting for the castle. It's a very peaceful location

Thank TheRelfster
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

Thanks for your constructive review TheRelfster

Reviewed September 7, 2016

We think the gardens and landscape at Belsay are superb. The old castle is the most charming building, with a delightful Jacobean doorway dated 1614, in a peaceful setting. It is immaculate, but we should have welcomed more information about it on the site itself...More

Thank The-Kent-Bees
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

Thanks for your review The-Kent-Bees many people love Belsay so much that they happily convert to members after their visit with us and we welcome all visitors with open arms whether they're members or not. Our membership team are very enthusiastic and we will pass...More

Reviewed September 7, 2016

We first visited Belsay Hall and Gardens around 15 years ago. We visit 3 or 4 times every year as the gardens have something different to see in the various seasons. We often make this a meeting place with friends, you can have a fabulous...More

Thank CaroleandEd
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

What a fantastic review and we always lookforward to welcoming back repeat visitors. We have some who visit every week without fail and it's lovely to hear that you use us as a regular meeting place with friends. Glad you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed September 4, 2016

I visited with my Austrian friends to have the afternoon here The house is a shell mainly because it has had to have extensive work for dry rot but the original wallpaper and decoration survive. Rooms were really big and interesting. The quarry garden and...More

Thank Alyson K
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

Thanks for your review. It's lovely to hear that you brought friends from overseas to experience Belsay :)

Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. I visited with a disabled friend, it's so disable friendly. Apart from the disable car parking by main entrance could be better with wider bays.... I had to take up two bays to get the wheelchair up the side...More

Thank Kerry F
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

Thanks for your review and it's great to hear that you found us very accessible too.

Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

After visiting Northumberland frequently over the past 37 years I was amazed to find this hidden gem. A fine house is the starting point that leads to some magnificent gardens created in the space where the stone had been cut out of the ground to...More

Thank BrianG_325
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

How lovely that you found us after 37 years! we hope you visit again soon. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We travelled here to have a day out with two small children. The house was not what I expected as it is poor repair, but that ended up being quite interesting. It is empty and run down, but has summer exhibitions. The one at present...More

Thank Cookster_11
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

Thanks for your constructive review. A lot of people appreciate the 'conserved as found' approach that Belsay has in the hall and it also allows us to stage exhibitions like the one you saw.

Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a great trip here on a sunny day last week. Easy to find and plenty of grounds to walk around. Beautiful gardens. Great being able to explore the hall and climb to the top of the castle. Lovely views on a good day. A...More

Thank Alistair M
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Can't believe I have never visited this place before. The gardens are unique and stunning. We had a look around the hall, coffee and cake in the cafe and a walk around the gardens. All in all about two hours in total. Well worth the...More

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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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