Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens
Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by Suzy
Things to do at Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens review
Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens are an English Heritage property located in Belsay near Morpeth, Tyne and Wear. There is a medieval castle set in 30 acres of outstanding gardens plus a British country house which was built entirely in the new Greek revival style.
Belsay Hall was completed in 1817 and during your visit, you will be able to explore some of the rooms including the impressive pillar hall.
In the castle, you can climb the spiral staircase where you will then be able to enjoy views of the Northumbrian countryside. The 14th-century castle is now largely ruined but with the tower and a maze of rooms, there is still plenty to see.
The gardens are enchanting with ravines cut out of rock and a Jurassic feel. It benefits from a microclimate so there are many exotic plants growing here. They are home to the biggest collection of rhododendrons in the country.
They host a number of annual events, including family-friendly activities and themed events,.
FAQ and Further Information Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.
What are the main things to do?
Historic house in the Greek revival style, a mostly ruined castle and 30 acres of beautiful gardens with a Jurassic feel. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*free, or Mid-rangeu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *free, for members of English heritage. Non-members are Mid-range – An adult ticket online costs £14 on peak days for an adult and £8.50 for a child. Family tickets are available and off-peak tickets are cheaper.
Is there parking?
There is free, parking.
When are they open?
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Dogs are allowed in the grounds on a short lead. No dogs are allowed in the hall or castle. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Are they accessible?
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