Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Belsay Hall and Gardens
Belsay
Northumberland
NE20 0DX

+44 01661 881636

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Overview

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.

Venue Enquiries

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens

Belsay

Northumberland

NE20 0DX

Tel: 01661 881636

Visit Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens website

Café/Shop

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 information

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.

Booking Information

No booking required


Road directions

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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Ticketing and entry prices for Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Type Entry for Guide price
Child 1
£5.00
day ticket
Family 1
£21.60
day ticket
Single
(Adult)
1
£8.30
day ticket
Concession 1
£7.50
day ticket
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tripadvisor
17/02/2017

Interesting afternoon out for a family


Linda L, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
A lovely walk through the quarry gardens to the ruined castle, just perfect on a sunny day. Finished off by a tour around the house.
tripadvisor
15/02/2017

glimpse of the past


cotch2, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
went on a private tour and several normal visits.I am not a gardener but I was blown away by the gardens and the castle ruins.shame the owners will not allow carpets and furniture in the rooms of the house ,magnificent building ,the private tours go behind the scenes on closed days, but are for national heritage members only
tripadvisor
13/02/2017

Fabulous Palladian House and gardens


Lesley E, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Interesting houses to be seen here from different periods in history. Stunning gardens, through deep cut rocks. Cafe.
tripadvisor
05/02/2017

Beautiful


Paikea1406, Germany
Simply stunning and beautiful gardens where it's a pleasure to walk around all day and enjoy the nature.
tripadvisor
19/01/2017

woodland walks and exhibitions


Eric N,
Good for woodland walks and colourful gardens in spring and summer. The castle alone is worth a visit and children and parents will enjoy the view from the top once they've climbed the steps! I think there were red squirrels in the woods a few yrs ago. Are they still there? Exhibitions are often in the main hall. You can always combile a trip here with a continuation to Bolam Lake (3 or four miles further on).

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