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“Part of newcastle history”

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.
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5 reviews
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“Part of newcastle history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013 via mobile

It's a free attraction, not many rooms open to the public but it is English heritages office. What rooms are open are full of information. Standing at the window watching the traffic going by, could stand there all day.

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  • English first
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Old Newcastle”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A day out with school children”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank AILSA S
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Bessie Surtees House”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited September 2011
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Hartlepool, UK
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62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Free admission”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

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

Visited May 2012
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