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Belsay Hall and Gardens

Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
+44 1661 881636
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The gardens are wonderful

I suppose I should have read the literature on the house before visiting as it was quite unexpected... read more

Reviewed yesterday
linda b
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
So much to see

I had not been here for many years and was delighted to see how the site has been sympathetically... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
val B
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Worcester, 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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Belsay Village | Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I suppose I should have read the literature on the house before visiting as it was quite unexpected to find the house without furniture. However this was the wish of the family when the house was left to the nation, so that the Greek inspired...More

Thank linda b
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not been here for many years and was delighted to see how the site has been sympathetically developed. Tea shop, first stop excellent. The house, stable block were great but the gardens and walk through the quarry garden to the castle was just...More

Thank val B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, the architecture of this building is incredible. Love to see some history when visiting new places and st Nicholas cathedral is definitely one of them. Just marvelous!

Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is owned by Lord Middleton and is built in the style of a Greek mansion. When you enter the house you discover the building is bare of furniture, curtains and wallpaper. This is because the house suffered a major flood internally because the...More

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love what the owners have done with this old manor. They have not refurbished it at all and left all the rooms empty and decaying. The most striking thing is that all of the wallpaper in every room is peeling off walls and ceilings. The...More

Thank 26gillian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A gardeners and photographers paradise. We visited Belsay Hall on a sunny day in May. Stunning gardens with amazing views around each corner. Unfortunately, because we live in Derbyshire, we will not be able to visit Belsay through the seasons which we would have liked...More

Thank Barb1642016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with Northumbrian friends. Lovely place on its 200tj anniversary. String quartet in the hall was very atmospheric. Beautiful rooms - shame it's frozen in a half restored state. Library was stunning. But then the gardens are amazing. Sited in the quarry where the house...More

Thank Andrew-Leakey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing gardens, atmospheric hall, and a beautiful walk to the castle.A nice shop and cafe and nice clean toilets.We have been back again and again, and never tire of it.Fabulous!

Thank PollyannaEngland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Belsay Hall, the gardens are beautiful, the woods worth a walk, the Hall and castle are great for a rainy day. Watch out for events as they are always interesting.

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I attended an exhibition about historical clothing here, and the costumes and display were fantastic. There isn't a lot to see inside the house, there is more to do outside actually, walking in the nearby gardens, quarry and to the ruins of the castle.

Thank Victoria N
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Andy M
is there a playground for kids?
31 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
Is it possible to get to Belsay Hall and Gardens from Newcastle using public transport ?
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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