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Address: Belsay, England
Phone Number: +44 1661 881636
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We walked through the extensive and glorious gardens from the Hall (reviewed separately) to find this impressive castle. Although there weren't many information notices around, it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
ybsae
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked through the extensive and glorious gardens from the Hall (reviewed separately) to find this impressive castle. Although there weren't many information notices around, it was well worth the exploration. It doesn't take a great deal of imagination to visualise what this place might have looked like at various times of it' history. There was a place to get... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Visited here on our route home from Scotland. Had a really nice day. It was 3 attractions in one a hall ,castle, and beautiful gardens. The hall is not furnished at all but with imagination you could visualise what it would be like. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. The castle is a walk through the gardens it also... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

The house is devoid of all the trappings due to it being given over the nation on the understanding it wasn't to be refurbished, just kept from deteriorating! Outside is a garden and the original castle which is got to through what looks like a quarry which was used to make the house. It has become planted and and in... More 

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Settle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Even in October the gardens are lovely. Very atmospheric,with quarry area and lots of shade loving plants. There are two routes ,one more suitable for disabled or if you just want a shorter route. Both lead to the castle which is magnificent. A climb to the top,up steep uneven steps, is well worth the effort as the views are amazing.

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Thank Elaine S
Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

A wonderful atmospheric place with so much to enjoy. The house is modern enough to visualise people living there and the layout of the rooms, designed by the owner for his own comfort, is unusual and interesting. The castle is a ruin but so beautiful and the gardens are amazing. Go one a sunny day and it's like Journey to... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Always enjoy a visit to old Belsay Castle - as you walk through the ruins you can see traces of former lives within these walls - steep stone staircases, old cooking range and fire places. The many rooms are worth a look and ensure that you take the staircase to the roof - lovely views over the surrounding countryside.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We never get sick of visiting Belsay Castle. The events there are always so enjoyable as is the walk through the beautiful, well kept gardens. The Knights Tournament was great last weekend, brilliant weather and lots of entertainment. We will be back soon.

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Thank al10190
Hamilton, New Zealand
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306 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

The walk to Belsay castle from the Hall was wonderful through the quarry gardens. I enjoyed the castle as like the Hall it was strange and unique. There is the very old 11 th century portion with more modern additions from different periods in history. It makes it a bit of a hodge podge but worth a visit. There is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Hats off to a fab event at Belsay Castle today. Our young family loved the medieval tourney. The jester, knights, ladies and musicians were great. Such a lovely setting and a great event. Well done!

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Thank treb0r1980
Ashington, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Belsay is one of my favourite places to visit. The gardens are lovely and it is a great day out. Highly recommend you visit.

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