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Address: Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
Phone Number: +44 1661 881636
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Two historic buildings, a well-preserved late-14th century tower house and...

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.

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Gardens the star of this show

Free entry for us English Heritage members helped. We were delayed actually getting to the house, as our friends took the opportunity to purchase some plants which were on sale... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Free entry for us English Heritage members helped. We were delayed actually getting to the house, as our friends took the opportunity to purchase some plants which were on sale near the old stables. the house, interesting as it was, was a little depressing, with no furniture, and the wall coverings being stained and decaying. The idea apparently is to... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought my mum here up from Yorkshire for her first visit.Totally loved it and the walk through the gardens and the old quarry to the castle. Being late in the year some of the plants had past their best but mum a keen gardener named them all. I have mixed feelings about the house as beautiful as it is, I... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This English Heritage site has stunning gardens that were grown in the remnants of a quarry so it has it's own micro-climate. Apart from seeing lots of unusual flowers, plants and trees, it also means that it's normally a bit sheltered from the North East weather. We have never gone into the Hall but we do like to explore the... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gardens, house and castle. Staff rather abrupt, only interested in getting you to join English Heritage and to tell you off for going in the wrong door. You can't get into the tea room or Christmas Fair without paying the admission fee. Badly signposted within the buildings and very few interpretive boards, in fact none at all at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the garden two days ago and was taken away by its beauty. If you love nature you will love the garden.

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

As this is quite near us we often go for a leisurely walk and a snack in the cafe. Worth a visit if you like history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We visited on a damp warm day, quite by chance, and found a really romantic and interesting attraction. The hall is kept unfurnished, and so is fascinating place for anyone interested in architecture - its skeleton and the changes over the years are open to view. There's a sense of how the owners lived, the wine cellars for instance, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We went at the end of Sept and I am sure earlier in the year the gardens would have been amazing. Really warm and welcoming tea room and helpful staff at the front desk. But we had two buts: - we found the empty house just a bit dispiriting. I know the agreement between English Heritage and the owners of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Immaculately kept, the mansion, grounds and gardens and the castle are a joy to discover. Something a little different. The woody garden set in a hidden craggy valley links the formal gardens of the mansion and the castle. It was a delight to discover it. Having dogs we thought we might have been restricted but apart from taking it in... More 

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Always enjoy a visit to these gardens - whatever the season there is always something to see and enjoy - love a walk thru the majestic quarry gardens - so atmospheric - and full of a great range of plants, shrubs and huge trees ! Even though there are not formal bedding in these gardens, the site itself surrounding the... More 

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