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Address: Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
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+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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English Heritage

As a member of English Heritage I regularly visit here. Very tranquil gardens, so nice to walk around in the sunshine, explore with small children. Coffee shop is good, cake is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Tony H
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Northumberland, United Kingdom

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a member of English Heritage I regularly visit here. Very tranquil gardens, so nice to walk around in the sunshine, explore with small children. Coffee shop is good, cake is amazing!

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Thank Tony H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely walk through the quarry gardens to the ruined castle, just perfect on a sunny day. Finished off by a tour around the house.

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Thank Linda L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went on a private tour and several normal visits.I am not a gardener but I was blown away by the gardens and the castle ruins.shame the owners will not allow carpets and furniture in the rooms of the house ,magnificent building ,the private tours go behind the scenes on closed days, but are for national heritage members only

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting houses to be seen here from different periods in history. Stunning gardens, through deep cut rocks. Cafe.

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Thank Lesley E
Germany
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply stunning and beautiful gardens where it's a pleasure to walk around all day and enjoy the nature.

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Thank Paikea1406
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Good for woodland walks and colourful gardens in spring and summer. The castle alone is worth a visit and children and parents will enjoy the view from the top once they've climbed the steps! I think there were red squirrels in the woods a few yrs ago. Are they still there? Exhibitions are often in the main hall. You can... More 

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Thank Eric N
UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

An all in one place to visit that is easily sqeezed in a morning or afternoon. Wonder through the lovely garden, house and castle in a gloomy winter day but enjoyed it nevertheless. Will visit again in spring.

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Thank LKH47
Washington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Visited this English Heritage site for Christmas Fayre not realising there was the standard fee to enter, having travelled paid full admission for 4 adults - due to time of year not value for money .

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Thank michael g
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Me and the family wanted a good walk around somewhere, and we decided on Belsay, the gardens in the summer are absolutely stunning, but it's winter, I've chuckled at some of the reviews on here, what are people expecting?? We all walked around the gardens and up to the castle, kids had a great time running around, spotted some fantastic... More 

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EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely feedback MMEOL and glad you had such a nice day with us. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

First time visit and had a good look in the empty hall. The gardens cut out from the rock were very impressive. I imagine they would like great in the spring/summer. Worth a look.

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