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Address: Belsay, England
Phone Number: 01661881636

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Beautiful Gardens

The castle is a ruin and could do with more sign boards giving more information about the place. The hall as well is just a shell but architecturally very interesting in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is a ruin and could do with more sign boards giving more information about the place. The hall as well is just a shell but architecturally very interesting in particular the hallway atrium based on a roman style. The gardens are absolutely superb and I found them in a more compact sort of way nicer than Cragside. There... More 

Thank bigbilly1959
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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555 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Belsay Hall and the gardens. We did not know about this old castle until we noticed a sign on our walk pointing towards it. It is a ruin, but interesting to stroll around, and there are several benches on which to sit and enjoy the peaceful setting. This is all included in your admission ticket for hall and... More 

Thank Normieb41
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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584 reviews
210 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating hall with beautiful gardens and a ruined castle in the grounds. Tea room was excellent value and all the staff in the hall and the tea room were efficient and friendly.

Thank Viewlander
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Visited using our excellent English Heritage membership card plus a small fee for additional activities which were well worth the extra cost. A fascinating talk and demonstration of a Lady dressing and discussing fashion changes. Tihs was followed by a string quartet playing period music. The only disappointment were the much advertised hot air balloon rides. queues of up to... More 

Thank hedgehog70
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438 reviews
204 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The castle was abandoned in the 19th century when they built Belsay Hall nearby. Belsay Hall is what you enter through. This manor home had no furniture in it and was built in Greek revival. It was very interesting to walk through. They had sleeping alcoves, which at first glance appeared to be walk in closets. The beds were actually... More 

Thank Owenthomas
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We knew from the online description that Belsay Hall and Castle would be a very pleasant English Heritage attraction to visit during our holiday in Northumberland, but we hadn't quite appreciated what an extraordinary place it is! There's the medieval castle with its atmospheric great hall; the nineteenth century mansion built around the strikingly beautiful Pillar Hall; the extensive gardens,... More 

Thank TonyandSylv
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We love these English Heritage sites and this one lived up fully to expectation. It gives you the perfect opportunity to imagine how they were in the times they were fully inhabited. If you live up here and weren't visiting I would recommend buying an annual pass for EH are there are so many adventures to be had. Stunning gardens... More 

Thank Bumblegti73
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Had a lovely at this attraction . The place is really well looked after especially the gardens and the staff are very helpful and freindly. I have a family membership of English Herritage and would also like to mention that this really good value for money.

Thank stevecave
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The weather was warm for the time of year, loads of people and lots to see. Saw many classic cars I would like to have driven away in too. The walk up to the castle from the hall is very atmospheric, it is called the Grag Walk I think. Would make a great filming location for something.

Thank kernow14
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97 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Attached to the Belsay Hall property owned and maintained by English Heritage, the castle offers plenty of exploration and much like the gardens and hall is amazing for a few hours of walking and exploration. A bit pricey without membership but worth it.

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