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With so much to see and do, a trip to Belsay is one of the best value family days out in North East England. Explore the grand medieval castle, later extended to include a magnificent Jacobean mansion and don’t miss the stunning views from the top of the tower.
Then it’s on to Belsay Hall, an architectural masterpiece inspired by the temples of ancient Greece, with its fabulous Pillar Hall. Last but not least, there are the huge grounds, packed with an impressive array of shrubs and flowers.
The unique Quarry Garden is a fantasy of ravines, pinnacles and exotic plants, No wonder Belsay Hall is one of the top visitor attractions in Northumberland.
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, in Northumberland has something for everyone, with a fine medieval castle, a Greek Revival villa and outstanding, plant-rich gardens to explore. Take in thirty acres of picturesque landscaping, including magnificent rhodedendorons, and see forever changing seasonal delights such as snowdrops, gorgeous summer blooms or golden leafy hues. Enter the magical and romantic Quarry Garden with ravines, pinnacles and sheer rock faces inspired by the quarries of Sicily. The Jacobean mansion ruins of the Castle are sure to impress, make sure you climb right to the top of the tower for spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Belsay Hall itself is a Classical Greek Revival villa, centred around the amazing central two-storey ‘Pillar Hall’, wander the large unfurnished rooms and discover the stark architecture.
Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens
Tel: 01661 881636
Belsay’s Victorian tea room, situated in the old kitchen is the perfect mid-visit stop off.
With so much to see and do, a trip to Belsay is one of the best value family days out in North East England. Stunning gardens, beautiful architecture and magnificent views all in one place. In Belsay - 14 miles north west of Newcastle
THE SITE IS CLOSED ON 24-26 DECEMBER 2016 and 1 JANUARY 2017
Access to buildings: RADAR key access for level access route to the hall and for disabled toilet. Disabled access to ground floor of hall only. Castle and manor house reached via 700m path through gardens; access to castle or manor house via steps. Spiral staircase to upper levels of castle. Four wheelchairs available, which can be obtained on sire from any member of staff. Visitors are recommended to call ahead to reserve a wheelchair.
Access to gardens: level compacted gravel paths and short grass. Signposted wheelchair route. 3 benches in East Quarry, none in West Quarry but a few large quarried stones.
Parking:Parking available. Blue Badge Parking available in main car park, close to the shop and ramp access to the hall.
Visually Impaired Visitors:Sensory garden with tactile and aromatic experiences. Bird song, animal sounds and many flowers, including pinks and hybrid musk roses.
No booking required
Address: Northumberland - NE20 0DXRoad Access: In Belsay; 14 miles NW of Newcastle, on A696Train Access: Morpeth 10 milesBus Access: Snaith''s 808 from Newcastle; Munro''s 131 Newcastle-Jedburgh; alsoArriva 508 from Newcastle railway station, Sun only, Jun-Oct only
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Car parking available
Dogs / pets allowed
Gift shop on site
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!
Maureen C, Solihull, United Kingdom
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 external guttering was channelled across the roof to a central pipe traveling down an internal pipe which became blocked with leaves resulting in the massive internal flooding. The gardens are beautiful and full of exquisite shrubs and flowers.
26gillian, Manchester, United Kingdom
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 cellars are massive and full of surprises. It is a half an hour walk through the amazing garden to the abandoned manor house and castle. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!!!
Barb1642016, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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 to do. This was our first visit so we found the buildings interesting too. Cafe and food were good . We look forwards to future visits to Belsay.
Andrew-Leakey, Leigh, United Kingdom
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 stone was extracted from. Amazing planting in the chasms left behind. Beautiful spot. Oh and climb the castle for the views as well !