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Belsay Hall and Gardens

Belsay NE20 0DX, England
+44 1661 881636
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Gorgeous Gardens

Go through the splendid halls and into the glorious gardens the best of which has to be the Quarry... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
Keithy1970
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Interesting place

The gardens are the jewel in the crown and the Hall is worth a look.Staff are really friendly.The... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Missyscott
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northumberland
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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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“old quarry” (16 reviews)
“ruined castle” (18 reviews)
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Belsay NE20 0DX, England
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Go through the splendid halls and into the glorious gardens the best of which has to be the Quarry garden, these take you on a colourful path to the Castle, nice climb to the top using the spiral stairs then some great view over the...More

Thank Keithy1970
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thanks very much for your positive feedback Keithy1970 glad you had a great time visiting us.

Reviewed 12 September 2016

The gardens are the jewel in the crown and the Hall is worth a look.Staff are really friendly.The castle is a bit of a walk but takes you through the Quarry gardens which are lovely.

Thank Missyscott
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

thanks for your great review Missyscott. The Quarry gardens are fantastic aren't they? :)

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Adored this place. Loved the empty presentation of the rooms in the halls: good story inspiration. Beautiful quarry gardens with sunlight glistening through the trees, I felt transported to another world. Expensive admission but definitely worth it since the place consists of three 'attractions'. Wonderful...More

Thank HCarnley
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

What a lovely review. Thank you :)

Reviewed 11 September 2016

I visited today to coincide with the annual Classic car show here. It was a fabulous display again and many people came today in order to see the cars. The hall is currently hosting a modern art display of ceramics, bronzes and wood sculpture. The...More

Thank bdon257
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thanks for a lovely review bdon257 and glad you had a great day out with us again

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Although we enjoyed looking round the hall, I prefer somewhere that's furnished or at least partially filled. The highlights were the wonderful walk through the quarry and the lovely setting for the castle. It's a very peaceful location

Thank TheRelfster
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thanks for your constructive review TheRelfster

Reviewed 7 September 2016

We think the gardens and landscape at Belsay are superb. The old castle is the most charming building, with a delightful Jacobean doorway dated 1614, in a peaceful setting. It is immaculate, but we should have welcomed more information about it on the site itself...More

Thank The-Kent-Bees
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thanks for your review The-Kent-Bees many people love Belsay so much that they happily convert to members after their visit with us and we welcome all visitors with open arms whether they're members or not. Our membership team are very enthusiastic and we will pass...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016

We first visited Belsay Hall and Gardens around 15 years ago. We visit 3 or 4 times every year as the gardens have something different to see in the various seasons. We often make this a meeting place with friends, you can have a fabulous...More

Thank CaroleandEd
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

What a fantastic review and we always lookforward to welcoming back repeat visitors. We have some who visit every week without fail and it's lovely to hear that you use us as a regular meeting place with friends. Glad you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 4 September 2016

I visited with my Austrian friends to have the afternoon here The house is a shell mainly because it has had to have extensive work for dry rot but the original wallpaper and decoration survive. Rooms were really big and interesting. The quarry garden and...More

Thank Alyson K
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thanks for your review. It's lovely to hear that you brought friends from overseas to experience Belsay :)

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. I visited with a disabled friend, it's so disable friendly. Apart from the disable car parking by main entrance could be better with wider bays.... I had to take up two bays to get the wheelchair up the side...More

Thank Kerry F
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thanks for your review and it's great to hear that you found us very accessible too.

Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

After visiting Northumberland frequently over the past 37 years I was amazed to find this hidden gem. A fine house is the starting point that leads to some magnificent gardens created in the space where the stone had been cut out of the ground to...More

Thank BrianG_325
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Belsay Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

How lovely that you found us after 37 years! we hope you visit again soon. Thank you for your review.

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Andy M
31 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
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
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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