Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens, English Heritage
Average visit time – 2 hours
Things to do at Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens review
Belsay Hall is an English Heritage property in Belsay, Northumberland. It is a Regency-style house and it is regarded as the first British country house to be built entirely in the new Greek Revival style.
Belsay has three distinct elements, a medieval castle, a Greek Revival mansion and acres of lush gardens. The gardens are so important they are Grade 1 listed. The Jurassic feeling Quarry garden has its own microclimate which allows many exotic plants to grow. There are 30 acres to explore including one of the biggest collections of rhododendrons in the country.
The hall was built between 1807-1817 and you can explore inside. It is unfurnished but this is on purpose so you can appreciate the fine craftsmanship that went into building it. The medieval castle was first recorded as being owned by the Middleton family in 1920. You can climb up part of the 14th-century tower and there is a maze of rooms to explore. They often hold family-friendly events within the grounds.
Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.
FAQ and Further Information Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens
Address: B6309, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX, Northumberland, England. Phone: 0370 333 1181
Category – Historic House – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Regency style house, a medieval castle with a tower to climb and 30 acres of gardens including a Jurassic feel quarry garden. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of English Heritage. Or mid-range – An adult ticket is £10 without donation, children 5-17 £6.00. Under 5’s are free and other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is a free car park.
When are they open?
Belsay Hall is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs are allowed in the grounds on a short lead. No dogs allowed in the hall or castle. Assistance dogs are welcome.