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Belsay Hall and Gardens

Belsay NE20 0DX, England
+44 1661 881636
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Worth a visit, but better suited to good weather.

This is an interesting site in beautiful grounds. On a freezing cold day we couldn't do it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stan A
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

Heard this was a good place for snowdrops. We arrived A couple of weeks early I would say but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katherine S
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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%
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“old quarry” (16 reviews)
“ruined castle” (18 reviews)
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Belsay NE20 0DX, England
+44 1661 881636
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Edwardo C
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

Thank nlansdell
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
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

Thank Kim_Flitter
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

It's many, many years since I visited Belsay Hall and Gardens, and I definitely noticed a change for the better. We had joined English Heritage recently and we really have made the most of our membership. Belsay has so much to offer for a day...More

Thank Showey
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Surprised that the house was empty of furnishings but it was the wish of the former owner for the house not to be recreated internally. You can however still see how the landed gentry once lived with all of their servants. There is a small...More

Thank lmorgan2015
Reviewed 4 November 2017

You get to visit two ruins instead of just one! Glad we visited after the repair work mentioned by others. We had not trouble finding it as we decided to also look out for the signs not just blindly follow the SatNav. Parked in what...More

Thank Abi C
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I just love this place and if you haven’t been before it’s a must! My children are aged 3 & 7 and they they never tire of visiting here. The Hall is at the entrance as you enter the first part of the gardens. It’s...More

Thank Marie L
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Andy M
30 May 2017|
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.
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 !
David S
29 June 2015|
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.