Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens - Newcastle upon Tyne | Historic Houses | Britain's Finest
See All (5)
Visit Website

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Historic House

Discover one of Britain's most interesting country mansions The Belsay Hall contains three distinct but connected features: a mediaeval castle that was expanded in the early 17th century, a Greek Revival mansion that replaced it as a family home in the early 19th century, and an excellent garden connecting the two buildings. A mixture of eclectic architecture Belsay Hall is a magnificent home like no other, enter the great room of the abandoned mediaeval castle on the site, and ascend to the top of the tower for a spectacular view of Northumberland. While the house is unfurnished, the Library still maintains its original marble fireplace and lovely plasterwork–both paeans of master craftsmanship.

What is there to see and do at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens?

Prepare to be fascinated by the Greek architecture of Belsay, the mediaeval palace, and thirty acres of beautiful gardens. Stroll through the elegant' Pillar Hall,' adventure through the Quarry Garden with rare plants at every twist and turn, and enjoy breathtaking views from the top of the castle tower. Once you've worked up your appetite, enjoy a well-deserved break in their enticing Victorian tearoom-set in the original kitchens. 

During the summer season, they have guided tours of both the hall and the gardens. And don't forget to check out their second hand bookshop.

Top facilities

Disabled Access

Parking Available

Facilities & information




Disabled Access

Parking Available


Extra info

Open Times: 28 Mar to 30 Sept, Daily 10:00-18:00. 1 Oct to 1 Nov, Daily, 10:00-17:00. 2 Nov to 14 Feb 16, Sat & Sun 10:00-16:00. Closed 24-26 Dec, 28 Dec & 31 Dec, 1 Jan 16. 15 to 19 Feb 16, Daily 10:00-16:00. 20 Feb to 24 Mar, Sat & Sun 10:00-16:00. If you have any doubts please visit the English Heritage website.

Price Details: Member Free, Adult £8.80, Child (5-15 years) £5.20 Concession £7.90 Family (2 adults, 3 children)£22.80

Arrival information and directions

Address: Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, Newcastle upon TyneNE20 0DX, United Kingdom

In Belsay, 14 miles NW of Newcastle, on A696.

This website uses cookies. Click here to read our Privacy Policy.
If that’s okay with you, just keep browsing. CLOSE