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

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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
Car parking available at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens Historic sites Attraction Car parking available
Dogs / pets allowed at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens Historic sites Attraction Pet friendly
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tripadvisor
15/01/2019

Beautiful grounds on a breezy winter day


JonnieBGood317, Morpeth, United Kingdom
Belsay is a beautiful castle, manor, quarry and gardens - there's SO much for every member of your family. My wife and I became English Heritage members at this location, and are looking forward to visiting this site repeatedly throughout the year. The gardens were still kept in top form, even though it's the middle of winter. The history and sites are not to be missed.
tripadvisor
22/12/2018

Enchanted gardens


ndw78, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Visited as part of the enchanted belsay for Christmas and had a fantastic night. It was well organised with a park and ride system There were different types of lighting around the gardens, following the trail and story of Alice in Wonderland This was our 1st visit to Belsay and we were not disappointed. We will definitely be back during the other seasons to see the gardens and buildings Another national heritage event we’ve attended and not been disappointed, love our membership
tripadvisor
21/12/2018

Enchanted!


boppsey, Northumberland
We so enjoyed our trip to 'Enchanted Belsay' Strolling through the illuminated grounds in the rain was a wonderful experience. All the kids we saw were so thrilled and excited which was lovely to see. What really made the visit though was the staff and volunteers who were so welcoming and friendly despite being out in the cold and wet for hours, it was a really good atmosphere, thank you!
tripadvisor
19/12/2018

Nice time but mixed feelings


daytripper012, England
First of all, the organisation of the timed tickets and the park and ride is fantastic. The staff were helpful and friendly, dont get me wrong we had a nice time but...... For the price we did expect a little bit more. The lights are pretty but just felt a tad underwhelmed for the price. It was great that the timed tickets meant no queues but thought there might be a few more lights and effects. Also though Alice in Wonderland could have been sold a bit more. I was expecting a bigger fair and more stalls at the end. We paid £21 for what I thought was a similar event at Rievalux Abbey we paid £12, a bit on the pricey side.
tripadvisor
16/12/2018

Enchanted Belsay


tillymaem,
Parking well organised & all the staff very pleasant and helpful but that’s about all to be remotely impressed with. Very disappointing. Lights which are rather underwhelming, the “fair” (2 rides , 2 stalls) was for toddlers. Extremely over priced non event for a family. Very un enchanting. I would not recommend. Save your money and go to Newcastle /Gateshead for free with a better atmosphere.

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