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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

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Belsay NE20 0DX, England
+44 1661 881636
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Beautiful place

What a place! You can easy loose a few hours here. The hall, although now empty is really... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pushti
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
via mobile
the quarry garden is surely unique

this is our go-to trip for a little walk and to look at the snowdrops. You get sensory overload... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mcwDurham
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Durham, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“old quarry” (16 reviews)
“croquet lawn” (11 reviews)
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Belsay NE20 0DX, England
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+44 1661 881636
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"english heritage"
in 61 reviews
"old quarry"
in 16 reviews
"croquet lawn"
in 11 reviews
"tea room"
in 28 reviews
"exotic plants"
in 7 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 35 reviews
"stunning gardens"
in 11 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 13 reviews
"stately home"
in 12 reviews
"full bloom"
in 10 reviews
"stable block"
in 6 reviews
"manor house"
in 5 reviews
"taking place"
in 5 reviews
"sunny day"
in 12 reviews
"woodland walk"
in 7 reviews
"enjoyable visit"
in 7 reviews
"worth a trip"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a place! You can easy loose a few hours here. The hall, although now empty is really interesting. The pillared hallway is stunning. Make sure you walk through the quarry gardens, it's like being in another country. Then you get to the castle, the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is our go-to trip for a little walk and to look at the snowdrops. You get sensory overload going through the gardens, particularly the quarry. They have things going on during the holidays for the children.

1  Thank mcwDurham
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle, hall and gardens are well worth a visit. The surrounding views are spectacular, the walk through the gardens are breath taking. It is mostly wheel chair accessible throughout. The hall and castle are unfurnished, so you can appreciate the architecture more. Wrap up...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One child loved the Hall built in Greek style, the other child loved the castle and climbing to the top. We parents enjoyed the gardens and woodland/quarry walk between the two, would love to return when the rhododendrons are in full flower.

1  Thank nelly0nline
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

This is an interesting site in beautiful grounds. On a freezing cold day we couldn't do it justice; we hope to return in summer, to see the gardens at their best. Tea shop served good food and drinks, but was a bit chilly. We visited...More

Thank Stan A
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Heard this was a good place for snowdrops. We arrived A couple of weeks early I would say but definately worth a visit in any case

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

On our way back home from Whitley Bay on a cold and bright January morning, I devised a cunning route to keep us well west of Newcastle only to find we were going past Belsay Hall and my wife’s remark that she had always wanted...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This is almost two trips in one - or with the grounds three! You have a dilapidated ted Grecian stately home and out buildings at one end of the site and an extended castle at the other - joined together by a fascinating grotto-esque garden....More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We had a very enjoyable visit to Belsay Hall, despite the gardens being closed due to snow and ice. The house is fascinating, in part because of its history and architecture, and in part because part has been stripped back to the stonework due to...More

Thank Antony B
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We had booked our tickets to come and see the Enchanted Lights for Christmas. When we arrived they had a BBQ on. We each ordered a lamb burger and deluxe hot chocolate. This came to a total cost of £20.50 for three of us. The...More

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Andy M
30 May 2017|
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Response from C3722MBmarkb | Reviewed this property |
No, but I would argue you don't need one with the long walks, wife paths, trees and wide open spaces.
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Andy M
30 May 2017|
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Response from Andrew-Leakey | Reviewed this property |
We didn't find one. But there are lots of open spaces to run round. The castle bit is half a mile from the hall. That is great for hide & seek !
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David S
29 June 2015|
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Response from 511blueskies |
Yes . You can catch a bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Jedburgh which only runs a few times a day, not sure of the number. The bus stops at Belsay then you'd walk to the Hall grounds or get a lift.
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