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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Belsay NE20 0DX, England
+44 1661 881636
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Great place shame about the cafe

This was our third visit and on all three occasions we have loved the walk around the grounds and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jayne W
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Lovely Grounds, Disappointing Cafe

We're frequent visitors and wouldn't usually give any less than 5 stars for this venue but on this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marie L
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“croquet lawn” (14 reviews)
“old quarry” (16 reviews)
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Belsay NE20 0DX, England
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+44 1661 881636
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"english heritage"
in 62 reviews
"croquet lawn"
in 14 reviews
"old quarry"
in 16 reviews
"exotic plants"
in 7 reviews
"tea room"
in 27 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 36 reviews
"the main house"
in 8 reviews
"stunning gardens"
in 13 reviews
"formal gardens"
in 14 reviews
"full bloom"
in 12 reviews
"stately home"
in 12 reviews
"stable block"
in 6 reviews
"manor house"
in 6 reviews
"empty rooms"
in 8 reviews
"woodland walk"
in 8 reviews
"sunny day"
in 13 reviews
"enjoyable visit"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit and on all three occasions we have loved the walk around the grounds and the castle. However on our earlier visits the service in the cafe was a bit slow but this time it was dreadful. I stood for quite...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're frequent visitors and wouldn't usually give any less than 5 stars for this venue but on this occasion the cafe let our visit down which was disappointing. The hall, gardens and castle were lovely as usual and absolutely stunning when in full bloom. It's...More

1  Thank Marie L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So pleased & lucky that I came mid June on my way back from visiting the Farne Islands, Bamburgh & Alnwick Castles. The colourful rhododendrons were in full bloom. A stunning display can be seen across from Belsay Hall. Must be the best garden I...More

Thank Tim029
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this area as we are members of English Heritage on the way back from Alnwick and it was well worth the visit, we stayed all afternoon and were one of the last to leave. We had a tour of the hall with a...More

Thank Italientraveller
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a very grey day and decided to head for lunch first. The cafe is in the old kitchens and they produced some of the best scones I’ve ever eaten. The property is managed by English Heritage and the staff were really helpful...More

Thank nytravelling
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. We loved it the grounds are amazing and my wife has mobility issues but We did the walks and her buggy coped fine. I wandered in the castle and the old hall Inc the cellar simply stunning. There were various things going in outside...More

Thank kcurrie1965
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle was the first place we visited - an extended and largely intact Pele tower - very interesting in itself. To get to the tower from the car park you walk past the hall and through the lovely Quarry Garden and the croquet lawn....More

Thank LightAleCavalier
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens are beautiful and unusual There's formal gardens which are very well tended, full of flowers at this time of year and busy with bees and butterflies. There's a woodland walk which leads onto the quarry garden - truly an amazing experience. There's huge...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

We are familiar with this place so always choose to go on a sunny day and on this visit we were lucky enough to visit when the rhodedendrons were in bloom. Amazing display. I love the house which always feels like the removal men have...More

Thank 938BrendaT
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

This Hall and gardens were amazing. The Hall because you could imagine so much how it must have once been, without any embellishment, and the gardens because they were truly spectacular. My husband is not a garden fan and he was astounded by the complexity...More

Thank lynnc185
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Andy M
30 May 2017|
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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.
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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 !
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David S
29 June 2015|
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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.
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