What is Belsay Hall Castle & Gardens?

Belsay Hall Castle & Gardens is a Regency style country house located at Belsay, Northumberland. Along with its also regarded as the first British country house to be built entirely in the new Greek revival style. It is a Grade I listed building.

What is there to do?

There is quite a lot of different activities such relaxing on a sunny day having a picnic and exploring the flowers. Furthermore their are events such as:

  • Band Sundays
  • Peek at the project tours
  • Halloween half term
  • Spooky woodland walk
  • father Christmas
  • Christmas fair


At this time there is a bus route from that goes from Newcastle Haymarket “stand R” to Wallington Car Park. Moreover for the information on the bus service and what times they are setting off and are arriving check out the [link]


Firstly the history started in 1270 with the oldest recorded of Belsay. The records where of the owners was the Middleton Family who lived there. They lived there until 1317 where the heir john joined a rebellion and got captured and executed. Because of this the estate was forfeited and granted to a succession of owners. Furthermore was in 1391 the Middleton family returned by marriage in 1391.

In closer history in the second world war it was occupied by the army. while there the gardens were not maintained however the kitchen was. This was while it was used to provide provisions. If you want more of the history and in more detailed use the [link] to view their website.

For more information on this listing check out the English Heritage website using the [link]

For more historic venues listings on the Eric Knows website you can use the [link]

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