Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

The North East and the rest of the UK are under national lockdown restrictions. Non-essential retail, hospitality and entertainment venues are now closed as well as most accommodation businesses and visitor attractions. Stay home. Stay safe. Travel tomorrow. Check directly with businesses if you have essential travel needs.

Telephone: 01661 881636


We're Good to Go

The measures we have put in place:

  • Staff training in hygiene and social distancing and will wear necessary PPE.
  • Increased site cleaning regimes.
  • Hand sanitiser available and screens are in place at places to separate visitors from staff.
  • Some one-way systems in place.
  • Takeaway food options only in the cafe.

How you can help when visiting us:

  • Belsay's beautiful grounds and gardens are open for you to enjoy and a one-way system will be in operation. The Castle and Hall (both indoor spaces) will remain closed.
  • Pre-book your tickets online - all visitors whether you are an English Heritage member or not must pre-book.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens has reopened to visitors. Visitors can now pre-book tickets online.

The English Heritage attraction near Newcastle will reopen it's stunning grounds and gardens as well as shop and cafe (for takeaway only). The indoor venues - castle and hall - will remain closed until further notice.

Please click here for more information about the Belsay Hall safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as their FAQs.

  • Gardens - Belsay's beautiful grounds and gardens are open for you to enjoy and a one-way system will be in operation.
  • The Castle and Hall - Both indoor spaces will remain closed.
  • Café - Take away food and drink will be available.
  • Shop - The shop will be open.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens is a magnificent English Heritage venue just outside Newastle-Upon-Tyne. An architectural masterpiece, influenced heavily by the temples of ancient Greece, the Grand Grecian Hall is a true spectacle. Explore the Middleton family bedrooms with incredible views over rest of the estate. Whilst the hall itself is unfurnished, beautiful floral print wallpaper from the 1800's still lines the walls. Using rocks hewn from the quarry on the Belsay grounds the hall was completed in 1817, with its incredible ionic columns, through which you can still wander today, being one of it's many splendid features.

After viewing the hall, take a stroll through the restored Grade I heritage gardens, exploring a vast range of shrubbery and flowers, with an atmosphere that changes with the seasons. Visiting the Quarry Garden is the highlight of many a visit, a real one of a kind feature within an already spectacular garden.

The hall and garden perfectly complement the impressive medieval castle which, from the top of the tower, offer spectacular views over the estate and surrounding countryside. Thankfully the hall's original kitchen is now home to the Belsay Hall Tearoom, the perfect place to rest after working up an appetite. With regular events and activities for the whole family, a trip to Belsay Hall, Castle and Garden is the perfect family day out.

Dogs are welcome in the grounds on a short lead. No dogs allowed in the hall or castle. Assistance dogs are welcome.

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Telephone: 01661 881636


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