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Address: Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
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Two historic buildings, a well-preserved late-14th century tower house and...

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.

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Great gardens and castle

Great place to take the family. I loved the walk through the old quarry now a lovely garden. Look out for special events. The kids will have a great time exploring the gardens and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Thomas T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to take the family. I loved the walk through the old quarry now a lovely garden. Look out for special events. The kids will have a great time exploring the gardens and the small castle great for kids that love to clamber about. I really recommend this place for a day out.

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Thank Thomas T
Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place to visit. Belsay Hall is a wonderful building that does need renovating but has plenty of character and rooms to explore. The gardens are beautiful with plenty of different floral displays. The castle is also worth a visit as are the tea rooms for a light snack. Recommended.

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Thank 1MFM
Newcastle UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is wonderful with a great view from the top. The gardens and quarry walk are great too, especially for gardeners. The 19th century hall is worth a look round but there isn't much information on display. It's worth loading up Wikipedia before you go in as there's about 700 years of family history to get your head round.... More 

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Thank RegHollis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning gardens, a good few hours to spend on grounds. Going again when warmer for picnic. My daughter loved it she skipped the whole way round

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Thank Sheree S
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Belsay last week and thoroughly enjoyed the walk to the Castle passing loads of snowdrops-well worth the walk in itself. Always something new to see among plants especially in the sheltered areas. Carried on and walked to the Lake and beyond with heavy going. Belsay is not cheap if not a member of English Heritage and the Hall is... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a cold windy February day but weren't disappointed. Lots to see. Castle and Hall ruins were great to explore as were the beautiful grade 1 listed gardens. Would be lovely to spend a warm summer's day there. Very friendly, helpful staff. Cafe serving scrumptious food and a much needed warm drink too. Definitely worth a visit.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a member of English Heritage I regularly visit here. Very tranquil gardens, so nice to walk around in the sunshine, explore with small children. Coffee shop is good, cake is amazing!

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Thank Tony H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

A lovely walk through the quarry gardens to the ruined castle, just perfect on a sunny day. Finished off by a tour around the house.

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Thank Linda L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

went on a private tour and several normal visits.I am not a gardener but I was blown away by the gardens and the castle ruins.shame the owners will not allow carpets and furniture in the rooms of the house ,magnificent building ,the private tours go behind the scenes on closed days, but are for national heritage members only

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Interesting houses to be seen here from different periods in history. Stunning gardens, through deep cut rocks. Cafe.

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