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“Look out for the ghost”

Washington Old Hall
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Look out for the ghost”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Enjoyed the carved wood furniture here and the connection to Washington USA. Discovered that a branch of the family married an heiress from Lancashire and apparently it was from this branch of the family that George was a direct descendant. One of the room guides we met was actually born in the house when it was tenements and he had some fascinating bits of history to pass on.

Glad Frederick Hill and others saved it from demolition.

We had seen Washington Hall signs many times we had been in the area and we are glad we called in this time. Not a big property but interesting and well worth a visit.

Friends of Washington Hall run the teashop where we sampled the scones and enjoyed a cup of tea.

Limited parking but you can park on the road just outside.

Entrance fee for non NT members.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Wakefield
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163 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Small but well worth a visit”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The hall itself is interesting but quite small compared to some National Trust properties.
The staff though were welcoming and friendly which added to our enjoyment.
The tea room is run by volunteers who are Friends of the Hall and offer lovely refreshments as well as a friendly greeting.
Small garden and orchard area and don't miss the chance to watch the bees busy at the bee-hive.

Visited July 2013
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“If in the North East a property not to be missed”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a small, but very impressive house to see if in the North East of England. This house is where George Washington, the first President of the United States is associated with, this is where the family came from etc, before going over to America.
Has had a visit from a recent President, who planted a tree, to mark his visit. There is a video playing in the house giving you all the information, on the Presidents attachment with the house.
Has the american eagle statues in the very pleasent but small gardens.
Was going to ruin in the passed years but has now been completely renovated, and is looking very good.
The Friends of the house run the small tea rooms etc, but very well done,,and the quality of the food is excellent.
No shop but you can get a few small items from the house where you go in.
Do Go Worth a visit
Paul and Joan Bennett.

Visited June 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Small interesting house with a pretty garden”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Stopped here on a trip out, it is a lovely small house with lots of interesting things to see. The garden is very pretty and there is a lovely tea rooms run by the friends on the hall with great homemade cakes and scones. Well worth visiting.

Visited June 2013
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Hartlepool, England
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142 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Small yet very good!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Visited here on 26th May 2013. Lovely sunny day, the house is small and there are only a few rooms to view yet it is really enjoyable. The gentlemen on reception today was extremely friendly and helpful and former resident Stanley was a pleasure to meet and discuss the history of the house with. Tea Room onsite served lovely cakes and refreshments and the gardens are well maintained. Plenty of great photo opportunities.

Visited May 2013
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