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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Quarry garden was lovely

The hall is signposted from the A696 and there's a long driveway before reaching plenty of parking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Still One of Our Favourite Places

We have been visiting Belsay Hall every year for 5 years on our annual visit to Northumberland. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Belsay NE20 0DX, England
+44 1661 881636
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The hall is signposted from the A696 and there's a long driveway before reaching plenty of parking. The walk to the castle goes through lovely formal gardens and more interestingly a quarry garden. The walk through the garden was lovely even on a dull November...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting Belsay Hall every year for 5 years on our annual visit to Northumberland. The Hall is worth the visit but it is the gardens that are the main attraction. Walking through the quarry gardens is a must as it is so...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Broke a journey North with a few hours at Belsay Hall. This is one of English Heritage's absolute gems. The fine weather enhanced the visit, making the gardens in the quarry look absolutely stunning. The The lad who gave us our tickets was full of...More

Thank Mr_and_Mrs_H_1988
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Was keen to visit as the garden sounded so interesting, but it was so hard to find! Absolutely no signage at all on the A1 when coming from the north, and even when we eventually found Belsay Village the sign for the Castle is so...More

Thank allison1314
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This is an amazing site. First, Belsay Hall: externally a rather austere early 1800s "villa" which internally is devoid of any furniture or fittings. This makes for a slightly eerie feel but allows for an appreciation of the dimensions and structure of neo-classical Georgian architecture....More

Thank Clive M
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Visited this English Heritage property when looking for somewhere to visit while on holiday. The House is completely devoid of contents, but it’s worth having the guided tour. Not sure about the recorded wailing music coming from the fire places. The gardens, particularly the quarry...More

Thank Ludders_11
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Visited during the bank holiday jousting weekend. Whilst we were not interested in the English Heritage Jousting although didn't mind the extra £1.70 as we are EH members. Felt rather sorry in the Hall as it is devoid of furniture and seems to be quite...More

Thank SteveMRochester
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Wamted to visit the "castle"but surprised it's so muchmore. There's the House, it's a stately home sightings for kids and entertainment, then you can walk through the eerie gardens to the actual Castle. one going through a "lost world". ( dinosaurs there?) Medieval with additions,...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Being members of English Heritage, myself, my mother and fiance visited over bank holiday visit. On arrival we discovered there was a medieval jousting tournament on and there was an additional £1.50 entry fee per person which we thought was justified. Firstly we visited the...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Thursday 23rd August 18, my husband and I decided to go to Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens under the care of The English Heritage. First of all my husband and I visited Belsey Hall. The Middleton family lived in Belsey Castle until the completion in...More

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Andy M
30 May 2017|
Response from C3722MBmarkb | Reviewed this property |
No, but I would argue you don't need one with the long walks, wife paths, trees and wide open spaces.
Andy M
30 May 2017|
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Response from Andrew-Leakey | Reviewed this property |
We didn't find one. But there are lots of open spaces to run round. The castle bit is half a mile from the hall. That is great for hide & seek !
David S
29 June 2015|
Response from 511blueskies |
Yes . You can catch a bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Jedburgh which only runs a few times a day, not sure of the number. The bus stops at Belsay then you'd walk to the Hall grounds or get a lift.