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Crook Hall & Gardens

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Unique house full of history and mystical charm with lovely gardens

Loved my visit here. Collected a laminated map and guide whilst buying a ticket at the cafe (they... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bluelizard
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N Wales
Celebration Tea

A huge thank you to all the staff at Crook Hall who made the celebration afternoon tea following my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jrobson1606
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Crook Hall is a Medieval Manor house built circa 1217 and is one of the oldest inhabited houses in Durham City. Home to the Bell Family since 1995, the Medieval Hall merges into a Jacobean Manor house which in turn merges into a Georgian Town house...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved my visit here. Collected a laminated map and guide whilst buying a ticket at the cafe (they give you a sticker to wear). It was a dry, sunny day so I explored the walled gardens first. The crackling fire in the Jacobean Room popped...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge thank you to all the staff at Crook Hall who made the celebration afternoon tea following my graduation really special. The food was delicious, the setting delightful and the staff really attentive.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision to visit the hall but was overwhelmed by the houses beauty and magical presence. The architecture of the building is original and a delight to view. Moving from room to room gives a sense of the development of the houses over many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We too think that there is something magical and beautiful about the Hall and Gardens. I am so pleased that you decided to visit us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dont expect the grandeur of some of the national trust properties but this is an interesting unexpected find just on the outskirts of Durham. The coffee and scones we had in the cafe were tasty - the cheese one came with sweet fruity chutney and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. You are right in that we are rather different to some of the national trust properties in the region. We are relatively small, just under six acres, but we like to think that there is something beautiful or interesting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently attended both the childrens christmas event and the adults christmas at the hall, both these events were both magical and enchanting. For the childrens I took my 2 grandchildren who were amazed by santa and the information santa had on him really bringing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 555judeh
CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a lovely review! I think that you have described our Christmas events perfectly. Your feeling that your experience was 'magical and enchanting ' is exactly what we are aiming for. As for the adults evening, as you say- you are never too old to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with friends. Heard about it but never been before.was amazed at the vastness of the grounds.so much to see something different around every corner,in the house so much to take in so definitely needs a second visit.nice area outside to sit and take...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank brianmorley29
CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit Brian, and it is lovely to hear that you found something different to see round every corner. That is exactly what we are aiming for! We like to think that there is something beautiful or interesting...More

Reviewed 1 December 2018

A lovely place to have a wander around the gardens before entering the hall and going through different rooms full of history, even an old staircase with its own ghost, then into a room for a nice snack and drink.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark D
CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2018

The Hall really is full of history isn't it? Each part of the house has it's own atmosphere. The three different sections; Medieval, Jacobean and Georgian, are very different so as you walk through them it is like traveling back in time. We mainly live...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018

We visited towards the end of a November day, but the gardens were still well worth walking around; there are several different types of area, each with its own particular focus/character. There is a main coffee shop at the entrance, worth a visit in its...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adrian P
CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2018

Thank you for your review Adrian. Our talented gardeners work very hard to ensure that our guests can enjoy the gardens throughout the year so your lovely comments are very affirming. Like you I love the gardens in winter when the structure and character of...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours in the gardens and Hall. The day was sunny and probably best of flowers were over but the gardens were still a real treat to behold. I sat in various areas of the garden soaking up the atmosphere of peacefulness....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anne F
CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2018

What a lovely review Anne. Thank you. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. I too love to sit in front of the fire in the Jacobean Room. There is a wonderful atmosphere in that part of the house isn't there? I always...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

3 different buildings to take you back through the ages, Georgian, Jacobean and Medieval all restored as they would have been, very much a family home too with the current family very much in residence, stunning gardens, also a tea room, and activities on certain...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Philippa N
CrookHallGardens, Owner at Crook Hall & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review Philippa. As you say, Crook Hall is our family home and we are delighted to welcome guests such as yourself to enjoy it with us. Keith and I are very aware of our responsibility to look after...More

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neebur
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Response from Ashleigh G | Reviewed this property |
i dont think so dint see any when there
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Response from maggiew939 | Reviewed this property |
No my sister had problems and couldn't see it all .
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