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Bessie Surtees House

Bessie Surtees House 41-44 Sandhill | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JF, England
+44 191 269 1200
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Fantastic piece of Jacobean history.

I have not been inside the building but to view it from the outside is a fascinating step back some... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Ross M
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Fascinating

Magnificent piece of architectural history with interesting old woodwork & some great contemporary... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
407simonc
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Ballakilpheric, Isle of Man
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Visitors can tour this beautiful mid 17th-century Tudor house, which is best known as the site of the romantic elopement in 1772 between Bessie Surtees and John Scott, the future Lord Chancellor of England.
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Bessie Surtees House 41-44 Sandhill | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JF, England
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+44 191 269 1200

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

I have not been inside the building but to view it from the outside is a fascinating step back some several centuries into the past. It is without doubt a wonderfully preserved and elegantly restored Jacobean building. Just a minutes walk from the underneath of...More

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Magnificent piece of architectural history with interesting old woodwork & some great contemporary replicas of traditional furniture

Thank 407simonc
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Inside, only 2 rooms are accessible to the public. The remainder provides office space for English Heritage.

Thank Pappajaysierra
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Now part of English Heritage properties, there are two old 18th. century building, partly restored with lots of information and an interesting history

Thank Gillian R
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place is steeped in history but is much smaller than one would expect. I would allow 30 mins at most unless you are into that period

Thank Nicholas O
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Fascinating from the outside and even more interesting on the inside when you hear about the intriguing history of the building. Not a lot to see inside but a beautifully restored building to keep alive our heritage.

Thank BernieLimassol
Reviewed 25 August 2016

A most interesting well-preserved house on several floors. Many original feature and beautiful fireplaces. Caters well for school groups and children. No admission fee.

Thank 35Best
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Visited with my grandchildren, this lovely Tudor style house tells the story of Bessie Surtees who helped with her lover. Not a great deal to see, the main room has a lovely ornate ceiling and fireplace. Worth a visit if you are passing by, it...More

Thank Sophie009
Reviewed 4 August 2016

A free little piece of Geordie history on the quayside. The floors are all rickety, its not very big but if you've never been you really should go. The fireplaces are very impressive.

Thank UK_CBGB
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I visited again as this is a free attraction, giving an insight into domestic life in medieval Newcastle. It is one of the earliest domestic dwellings in the city and has an interesting history of its own. One of a handful of half timbered survivors...More

Thank bdon257
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It's free entry. Check out the English Heritage website for opening times.
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