With so much to see and do, a trip to Belsay is one of the best value family days out in North East England. Explore the grand medieval castle, later extended to include a magnificent Jacobean mansion and don’t miss the stunning views from the top of the tower. Then it’s on to Belsay Hall, an architectural masterpiece inspired by the temples of ancient Greece, with its fabulous Pillar Hall.
Last but not least, there are the huge grounds, packed with an impressive array of shrubs and flowers. The unique Quarry Garden is a fantasy of ravines, pinnacles and exotic plants, No wonder Belsay Hall is one of the top visitor attractions in Northumberland.
English Heritage maintains multiple sites on Hadrian's Wall, such as; Carlisle Castle, Lanercost Priory, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Housesteads Roman Fort & Museum, Chesters Roman Fort & Museum, and Corbridge Roman Town. If you would be interested in visiting these multiple sites, or any of over 400 other Historic Places in England for free, English Heritage offers both a temporary Overseas Visitor Pass, and an Annual Membership. Follow the links below for more information;
To join English Heritage as an Annual Member: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/join/
To purchase an Overseas Visitor Pass: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/overseas-visitors/
Belsay Hall & Gardens is open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. English Heritage have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member for English Heritage, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different. You can find more information on visiting below.
Belsay Hall and Gardens is open daily 10am - 5pm. Booking is essential, follow the link to book your time: https://englishheritage.seetickets.com/timeslots/belsay-hall-castle
With Gift-Aid: Adult: £11.00, Child (5-17 years): £6.60, Concession: £9.90, Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £28.60 OR Family (1 adult, up to 3 children) £17.60.
Bus access: Snaith's 808 from Newcastle and Munro's 131 - Newcastle to Jedburgh