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“Its in Sunderland, not Newcastle”

Washington Old Hall
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Its in Sunderland, not Newcastle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Once again Newcastle trying to acquire northeast landmarks as it has with all of Gatesheads and the outlying regions.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Pakenham, United Kingdom
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“Small and satisfactory”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Sat nav is useful in finding this property as it's a very small hall with a very small garden. Inside the hall is a small but detailed exhibition about the ancestors of George Washington (1st US President), with a few details about a visit by Jimmy Carter in the seventies, which makes you feel old if you can remember it!

If you are local then it's a nice place to visit for a couple of hours.

Visited June 2013
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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“Washington's ancestory”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We found the Old Hall easily and were able to park in their small car park. The building is full of splendid carpentery - the staircase especially attractive. The history of George Washington's ancestors well covered.

Visited May 2014
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newcastle
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“Great local historical icon.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I first visited the Old Hall over 50 years ago,whist still at school,and since then have taken American visitors here,and they have been overwhelmed by this piece of American history.Visited by President Cartesr in 1977,it is a gem not to be missed!!

Visited April 2014
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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“A Gem in the North of England”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

A bit of a shock to find such a wonderful attraction so close to home. The family home of the First President of America is hidden in the New Town of Washington. Each room of the old hall is furnished as it would have been in the 17 hundreds apart from one room which reflects the buildings use as a tenement during the 1930's.

There is a small walled garden, an even smaller wild flower meadow and a wonderful tea room (beware doesn't take card so take some cash with you). All staff were very friendly and helpful.

Washington Old Hall even has its own resident ghost, the white lady.

Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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