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Address: Belsay, England
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Great to explore!

Super location to explore on a nice day. Lots to see, rarely gets too crowded, plenty of interest for history buffs and a nice coffee shop at the end. Recommended by me, a visitor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
Tony H
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Super location to explore on a nice day. Lots to see, rarely gets too crowded, plenty of interest for history buffs and a nice coffee shop at the end. Recommended by me, a visitor on many occasions.

Thank Tony H
Scotland, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is one of our favourite places to visit and we have been a few times now. The staff are all very welcoming and are happy to assist if you need it (we have a disabled son in a wheel chair). we love coming here and taking a slow walk to the castle theres so many gorgeous plants to see... More 

Thank historygeek87
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We walked through the extensive and glorious gardens from the Hall (reviewed separately) to find this impressive castle. Although there weren't many information notices around, it was well worth the exploration. It doesn't take a great deal of imagination to visualise what this place might have looked like at various times of it' history. There was a place to get... More 

Thank ybsae
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visited here on our route home from Scotland. Had a really nice day. It was 3 attractions in one a hall ,castle, and beautiful gardens. The hall is not furnished at all but with imagination you could visualise what it would be like. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. The castle is a walk through the gardens it also... More 

Thank diane l
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The house is devoid of all the trappings due to it being given over the nation on the understanding it wasn't to be refurbished, just kept from deteriorating! Outside is a garden and the original castle which is got to through what looks like a quarry which was used to make the house. It has become planted and and in... More 

Thank martin h
Settle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Even in October the gardens are lovely. Very atmospheric,with quarry area and lots of shade loving plants. There are two routes ,one more suitable for disabled or if you just want a shorter route. Both lead to the castle which is magnificent. A climb to the top,up steep uneven steps, is well worth the effort as the views are amazing.

Thank Elaine S
Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

A wonderful atmospheric place with so much to enjoy. The house is modern enough to visualise people living there and the layout of the rooms, designed by the owner for his own comfort, is unusual and interesting. The castle is a ruin but so beautiful and the gardens are amazing. Go one a sunny day and it's like Journey to... More 

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Always enjoy a visit to old Belsay Castle - as you walk through the ruins you can see traces of former lives within these walls - steep stone staircases, old cooking range and fire places. The many rooms are worth a look and ensure that you take the staircase to the roof - lovely views over the surrounding countryside.

Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We never get sick of visiting Belsay Castle. The events there are always so enjoyable as is the walk through the beautiful, well kept gardens. The Knights Tournament was great last weekend, brilliant weather and lots of entertainment. We will be back soon.

Thank al10190
Hamilton, New Zealand
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334 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The walk to Belsay castle from the Hall was wonderful through the quarry gardens. I enjoyed the castle as like the Hall it was strange and unique. There is the very old 11 th century portion with more modern additions from different periods in history. It makes it a bit of a hodge podge but worth a visit. There is... More 

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