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“Old Newcastle”

Bessie Surtees House
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 29 August 2012

A very interesting building with history. one of the few quay side buildings to survive the great Newcastle Fire. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 26 July 2012

The children got to take part in the history of the house. Actors played the roles of characters to explain Bessie Surtees life. The children had a good tme and went back to school more understanding ot the house and Bessie Surtee.

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Reviewed 23 July 2012

Worth visiting but as the building is the headquarters of English Heritage there are not a lot of rooms available to see.

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Reviewed 16 May 2012

Offers the visitor a pleasant stop off, but is very basic in it's facilities

Thank ripto
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

Bessie Surtees House is run by English Heritage, not the National Trust. Is is still free and now has a selection of furniture in the main public room with new up-to-date information panels in the second room. I don't think most visitors would find it boring, I think they would find it suprising because it's beautiful inside and outside, it was a really unexpected find. You can see how the other half lived in this Tudor Mansion and it has a romantic love story associated with it. There is even Tudor fancy dress for the kids, or the big kids like me.

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