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Washington Old Hall

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Address: Washington Old Hall Lodge The Avenue | Washington, Newcastle upon Tyne NE38 7LE, England
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+44 191 416 6879
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10:00 - 17:00
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A bit of a hidden gem

Nice little ( by National Trust standards) house with an interesting history. The George Washington connection is played up for American visitors. The thing I liked best was the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
KEJ1964
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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little ( by National Trust standards) house with an interesting history. The George Washington connection is played up for American visitors. The thing I liked best was the garden and orchard. It's a shame that it closes so early a s it would be nice for a walk on a summer evening and at 4pm we were too late... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a must-see for American visitors to the North East of England. It is the original ancestral home of George Washington, before the family decamped to Sulgrave and hence to America. Discover the origin of the stripes in the stars and stripes.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a small National Trust building, without the extensive grounds of a lot of venues. It doesn't take too long to see it all, but there are some interesting items, It was a very wet day when we were there and seemed dreary inside, but that would be what it was like. There were a lot of US tourist... More 

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Thank Jen M
England
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We called in on a very wet afternoon and found this hall so interesting and cozy. I discovered my ancestor John de Lacy had signed the Magna Carter from the histogram on the wall so blown away!

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Thank cthecliffs
York, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Visited as a quick stop off on the way back home after a couple of days in the area. As members of National trust it was free but normally a small charge. Lovely house well kept and rooms contain pictures with information about its historic link to Washington (U.S.A). We did find the information on some pictures very limited but... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I was really quite surprised by this NT property. The history of the house is interesting and there was trails and quizzes for the children. The gardens are beautiful, boasting croquet and wooden hobby horses on the lawn. There is also a small outdoor play area and a nuttery. We were fortunate enough to spot a few squirrels too! We... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited in the afternoon and enjoyed our visit. You can explore the rooms and look at the artefacts around. There is only a written explanations of the downstairs rooms but the National Trust gentleman was very informative. Upstairs there is a good exhibition about the history of the house and the Washington family. There is also a video of... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Called in after a walking tour of Washington following the WW1 Poppy Trail. An interesting history linked to America

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and informative lecture as part of the Sunderland festival of literature. This took place in the old house itself.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We found Washington Old Hall to be a really interesting place, with quite a chequered history. It had a real old charm about it & it was really nice to learn about the various people connected to it. The National Trust has gone to great lengths to provide several different exhits, which give you a clearer understanding of what the... More 

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