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
15/06/2018

Wonderful


938BrendaT, Ottershaw, United Kingdom
We are familiar with this place so always choose to go on a sunny day and on this visit we were lucky enough to visit when the rhodedendrons were in bloom. Amazing display. I love the house which always feels like the removal men have just left, then the walk through the gardens is like walking through a moonscape due to the microclimate. Always a lovely day out.
tripadvisor
14/06/2018

wonderful visit


lynnc185, Spalding, United Kingdom
This Hall and gardens were amazing. The Hall because you could imagine so much how it must have once been, without any embellishment, and the gardens because they were truly spectacular. My husband is not a garden fan and he was astounded by the complexity and design of both the formal and quarry gardens. A walk to the Castle ended our visit. It was a lovely day out, and we would recommend it.
tripadvisor
03/06/2018

Beautiful place of historic interest set in gorgeous grounds


SharonBlaydon, Blaydon
This is my favourite English Heritage venue. Something for everyone, historic hall and castle, beautiful grounds in which to walk or picnic. You are even allowed to take your dog if kept on a lead and well behaved. There is a croquet lawn and a little ice cream and coffee shop next to the castle. They have lots of events and activities on for all ages throughout the year but it’s worth it even to just go for the picturesque walk as Mum and I did. Cafe and toilets on site and they even have a route suitable for disabled.
tripadvisor
01/06/2018

Excellent place


nicolajayne2,
We visited here this week and had a lovely day out. The gardens are spectacular, the castle is fabulous, you can walk up the steps all the way to the roof, however they are steep. There was a man giving a show and talk about various exotic animals, the children found out very interesting. Dog was allowed in the grounds but not the historical buildings (which is understandable)
tripadvisor
28/05/2018

Beautiful enchanting gardens and hall


karenbell60, Preston, United Kingdom
the hall has no furniture but still has some wallpaper from 1800's you get a very good feel for the property and the gardens are amazing so different and calming as you walk to the castle

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