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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

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Belsay NE20 0DX, England
+44 1661 881636
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A peaceful haven

I have visited Belsay on a number of occasions and loved it every time. This visit was no exception... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Soo C
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Durham, United Kingdom
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peaceful escape, lovely gardens, tasty cuppa in the cafe and mouth wateringly good cake! naughty but very nice!

A day away from business, relaxing in the Gardens, admiring the array of colourful flowers and... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Rosa G
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Newcastle upon Tyne, 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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LOCATION
Belsay NE20 0DX, England
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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 26 July 2016 via mobile

I have visited Belsay on a number of occasions and loved it every time. This visit was no exception - lovely, calm and majestic place with a delightful atmosphere. Simply lovely place to visit!

Thank Soo C
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

A day away from business, relaxing in the Gardens, admiring the array of colourful flowers and plants. then delicious tea and cake, perfect treat!

Thank Rosa G
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Came back AGAIN to Belsay Hall and Castle. More rooms opened since I was there, still enjoyable. Loved the quarry garden but no croquet being played at that time.

Thank Ann-Victoria M
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Visited with two lads 10 & 12 and a 70 year old. The gardens are amazing especially on a sunny day and there are plenty of picnic spots (take some chairs). The garden walk can be tricky in spots but there is plenty of flat...More

Thank Christopher B
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

The hall is built like a temple and has very few furnishings but usual has a display of artwork as the empty spaces are just right. The gardens were in full bloom, even the dark and mysterious quarry walk. There was a very serious croquet...More

Thank rogerrobert98
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

The formal gardens were beautiful and in July with the roses in bloom the fragrance was delightful. The quarry gardens on the walk through to the castle were like walking in a fairy grotto. The castle itself was quite intact and it's well worth the...More

Thank Judith L
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a charming place to stroll through beautiful flowers with sculptures and water features. It also houses the world's largest tree house and a gift shop that has lots of incredible items to browse through and purchase.

Thank gatorgal1972
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

We've been here at least fifteen times since we had English Heritage passes and it's never been anything less than perfect. house to explore, huge gardens and trails, and unlike many similar places, no grumpy staff or signs everywhere meaning that you're worrying about what...More

Thank Amelia M
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Perfect for a warm day, you will first explore an old country house, which was vacated in the 1960's. After a good look round, you can take the walk through the fabulous gardens. You'll experience so many fragrant and beautiful plants. After a walk of...More

Thank Hayden P
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The good part of this visit for me was the gardens were wonderful and the castle, the walks through the grounds were spectacular, and English heritage have done their best to keep it as it should be. Down side for me was Manor House it...More

Thank Jenny3717
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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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