Stately Homes
Seaton Delaval Hall

Stately Homes

Historic homes in Northumberland

Towering ramparts, grand stairways and elaborate gardens complete with ornamental lakes form Northumberland’s grandeur collection of stately homes.

Stroll among the family seats of innovators, industrialists and naturists like Wallington House, garden and estate, the former home of the unconventional Trevelyan family. Highlights include a collection of dolls houses and huge pre-Raphaelite paintings.

Cragside House near Rothbury was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. The former home of Lord William Armstrong, Cragside pays homage to this remarkable inventor and is crammed full of ingenious gadgets.

Inspired by the temples of ancient Greece, Belsay Hall, Castles and Garden with its fabulous pillars is perfect for exploring whatever the weather. Look out for exhibitions and collections taking place throughout the year.

With its extravagant architectural style, Seaton Delaval Hall is hailed as one of the grandest baroque houses in the country.

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Seaton Delaval Hall
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Seaton Delaval
Seaton Delaval Hall comprising a centre block between 2 arcaded and pedimented wings, the east wing contains fine stables and there are gardens with statues. ...
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St Cuthberts's Cave
St Cuthbert's Cave
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Belford
St. Cuthbert’s Cave is an overhanging outcrop of Sandstone rock, supported by an isolated pillar of stone. It is reputed that the monks of Lindisfarne brought St. Cuthbert’s body to this p ...
Parish Church Choir
Berwick Parish Church
Church
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Visit this beautiful and rare Civil War Church. Opened in 1652 - it is the only parish church built under Cromwell. The church contains one of the earliest installations by Lutyens, a John Knox Renais ...
Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle
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Alnwick
Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK; home to the Percy family for over 700 years and film location for Downton Abbey and Harry Potter's Hogwarts.  ...
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Front of House
Howick Gardens & Arboretum
Garden
Alnwick
Beautiful gardens, woodland walks, sensory garden, a Prime Minister and a famous cup of tea - Earl Grey of course since Howick was his home!  Enjoy Snowdrops, Daffodils, and Rhododendrons in spri ...
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Outside Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Priory
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Holy Island
Experience the serenity of Lindisfarne Priory, cut off from the world on the beautiful Holy Island. Take in panoramic views of the Northumbrian coast, unpack a picnic in the priory grounds, and take a ...
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Castle and Keep
Warkworth Castle
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Warkworth
Set in a quaint Northumberland town, this hill-top fortress and hermitage offers a fantastic family day out. ...
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Snowy Castle
Lindisfarne Castle
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Holy Island
Iconic Tudor Fort converted into an intimate holiday home in 1903 for Edward Hudson by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. With charming Gertrude Jekyll walled garden and stunning coastal views to Bambu ...
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Outside Dunstanburgh Castle
Dunstanburgh Castle
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Craster
The ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle tower over the Northumberland coastal line. It is an ideal family day out with a picnic area, fantastic views, and it is not far from the Scottish Borders. ...
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Paxton Exterior
Paxton House
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Paxton House is a Georgian mansion set in 80 acres of woodland, gardens and parklands on the border of England and Scotland. ...
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Keep
Bamburgh Castle
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Bamburgh
A spectacular castle with fantastic coastal views. The stunning Kings Hall and Keep house collections of armour, artwork, porcelain and furniture.     ...
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Inside Warkworth Hermitage
Warkworth Hermitage
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Warkworth
The hermitage is cut into the rock of the river cliff, hidden away underneath the wooded bank, a short walk upstream from the castle. Half a mile from Warkworth Castle, tucked away by the Coquet and a ...
Alnwick Castle Grounds
Hulne Park
Garden
Alnwick
Parkland, Gothic tower, lovely views and good walking. No dogs, cycles or vehicles are allowed in the park. ...
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Aerial photo of Aydon Castle
Aydon Castle
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Corbridge
A beautiful 13thC manor house with strong fortifications against Scottish raiders, Aydon Castle stands in a secluded woodland setting. ...
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Northumberland Countryside
Shotley, St. Andrew
Historic sites
Slaley
On a hilltop almost 300m above sea level, St Andrew’s was built in 1769 to a cruciform plan on the site of a medieval church, and remodelled in 1892. In the churchyard is a magnificent domed mausole ...
Etal Castle - Etal Village
Etal Castle
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Etal
A 14thC castle in picturesque surroundings, steeped in the history of border warfare. ...
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Outside Prudhoe Castle
Prudhoe Castle
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Prudhoe
Prudhoe Castle stands in a picturesque location, on a wooded hillside overlooking the River Tyne. ...
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Outside Brinkburn Priory
Brinkburn Priory
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Rothbury
Founded in 1135 for canons of the Augustinian order, Brinkburn was restored in the 19th century and now survives in its entirety as Northumberland's finest example of early Gothic architecture. ...
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