Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

  • Gyles Stained Glass Window
  • Belsay Quarry Gardens
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Take a trip to Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Northumberland and enjoy one of the best value days out in north-east England.

You can spend hours exploring both inside and out on fair and wet weather days. The Hall is an unfurnished architectural masterpiece inspired by the temples of ancient Greece, with its fabulous pillars. Explore the great room of the ruined medieval castle and don't miss the stunning views from the top of the tower.

Outside, there are extensive grounds. A Grade I Registered heritage garden, lovingly restored and packed with an impressive array of shrubs and flowers which change with the seasons. The high point of any visit to Belsay is the unique Quarry Garden, a fantasy of ravines, pinnacles and exotic plants. No wonder Belsay Hall is one of the most loved visitor attractions in Northumberland.

Visitors can now see Belsay's Wildman exhibition, currently on display in the Pillar Hall. What is a Wildman? How did the mythical creature protect the Middleton family for centuries? Find out more about the new display for 2014 here.

Events At Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

  • Medieval Monsters: St George's Weekend

    Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr 2014

    Join the medieval townsfolk, musicians and nobles as they celebrate St George’s day with mounted clashes and a pageant. See the mysterious knight himself, mounted in shiny armour.

  • Medieval May Day

    Sat 03 - Early May Bank Holiday Mon 05 May 2014

    Join the medieval townsfolk as they celebrate May Day. Join the procession and dancing, see the plays and hear the songs.

  • The Wildman at Belsay - Curator Talk

    Members' Event

    Mon 12 May

    Join Collections Curator Kevin Booth for an in-depth look at the Wildman and Wildwoman of Belsay. Discuss the origins of Wildman and discover how the Middleton family of Belsay Estate used the images and symbols.

Prices and opening times


Belsay, Nr Morpeth, Northumberland - NE20 0DX (Directions)


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