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“Lots to discover”

Belsay Hall and Gardens
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Owner description: 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.
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lots to discover”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a great place full of layers of history. The new house, the old house and the old old one and the most magical quarry garden. Can't wait to get back and explore further

Visited December 2013
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Whalton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
259 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
“Christmas Fayre and lovely walk”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

Nice attraction to visit but we went on a Fayre Day so got to go around the stalls as well as grounds for walk. House is empty but you can get a feel of how it once was. Lovely walks to old Castle where you can climb up and enjoy super views.

Visited December 2013
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“belsay fantastic gardens”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

went to horse trials and visted gardens fabulous the house is empty so if you like antigue furniture this is not the house for you

Visited June 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice gardens”
Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

A great day out.a loverly walk. In an overgrown quarry with giant hogweed.and loverly castle with some chalenging steps up to the turrets.the mansion is in a state of of delapition.but that adds to the charm.you enter through a gift shop selling over priced tat.the assistant trys to up sell you a membership.the biggest downer.is the cafe.very slow staff.exstortionate prices.and not enough seats.

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Sale, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
257 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Great Day Out”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

It's an old hall which is being maintained in its current state, it can't be 'done up' because it's owned by English Heritage and not the National Trust.
The building is wrecked because the 'smart, vain' owner decided to put the gutters on the inside of the hall to make it look better. He should have oput them on the outside and I guarantee it would look better nowadays. The water rotten the hall from the inside out.
Great day out though and the gardens are lovely!

Visited February 2013
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Thank Redandy60
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