Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens Access

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair loan Yes
Entrance/Set Down No
Site Folders No
Accessible Toilets Yes
Adult changing area No
Handrails Yes
Easy-use cutlery No
Assistance Dogs Welcome Yes
Wheelchair Access Castle and manor house reached by 700m path through gardens; access to castle or manor house via steps. Wheelchair access to Castle by ramp from the car park to the ground floor of the hall and the tea room.

RADAR key access for level access route to the hall (via tearoom entrance) and gardens (via toilet gate). Key available at the shop for a refunded hire charge.

Shop has level access but narrow doorway.

Entrance/Set Down Disabled visitors can be set down outside the entrance to the site.
Disabled Parking There are two designated blue badge parking bays in the main car park. We also try to create more spaces on busy event days.
Onsite Transport No
Stairs Spiral staircase to upper levels of castle.
Lift Access No
Seating and rest points Seats are located in the stable courtyard, around the croquet lawn, two seats in the east quarry path and some seating at the castle as well.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients Paths are gravelled through the grounds. No steep gradients. A very gentle slope on the west quarry path. A gradient map is available in the shop for access routes for wheelchair users. Loose gravel surface in car park.
Dog Bowl and Toileting There is a dog bowl at the entrance to the site and at the castle. There are three dog bins on the site: in the car park; castle and on the quarry garden path.
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides No
Braille Signage No
Handrails Yes
Accessible Toilets Yes
Torches No
Assistance Dogs Welcome Yes
Sensory Experiences Seasonal fragrances from tulips, azara microphylla to verbena, with rhododendrons creating a rolling landscape and a dazzling scent in May-June. Blackbirds, robins and blue tits can be heard around the site along with the occasional woodpecker.
Audio Tours No
Site Tours Pre-booked tours of the garden are now available, led by the Head Gardener.
Handling Objects No information available
Tactile Models Introductory exhibition, including tactile model of the site on ground floor of stable block, close to the car park.
Areas of Low Lighting Some rooms in the hall and castle are lit by natural light.
Colour contrasts No information available
Large Print There is a large print introductory exhibition to the site.
Dog Bowl and Toileting There is a dog bowl at the entrance to the site and at the castle. There are three dog bins on the site: in the car park; castle and on the quarry garden path.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating fire alarms No
Tour transcripts No
Film subtitles No
BSL Tours No
Assistance Dogs Welcome Yes
Induction Loops No
Audio installation transcripts No
Dog Bowl and Toileting There is a dog bowl at the entrance to the site and at the castle. There are three dog bins on the site: in the car park; castle and on the quarry garden path.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets Yes
Adult changing area No
Easy-use cutlery No
Basic language audio tours No information available
Easy Read Material No information available
Large print Material Large print site information is available from the shop.
Dyslexia Friendly Material No information available
Sensory Experiences Seasonal fragrances from tulips, azara microphylla to verbena, with rhododendrons creating a rolling landscape and a dazzling scent in May-June. Blackbirds, robins and blue tits can be heard around the site along with the occasional woodpecker.
Handling Objects No information available
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use cutlery No
Bottle/food Warming Yes
Child Size Portions Yes
Highchairs Yes
Induction Loops There are vegetarian offers available on the menu and gluten free products too. All products are locally sourced.
Health and Safety
Deep Water Small pond in Quarry Garden, please keep children and dogs away from the edge.
Trip Hazard No information available
Sheer Drop Sheer drops in formal garden areas and at the castle. Please keep an eye on children and dogs.
Slip Hazard Paths can be muddy (or icy paths in cold weather). Please wear appropriate footwear and take care when walking through the grounds.
Steep Slope No information available
Steep Stairs No information available
Beware of Traffic No information available
Uneven Ground Uneven floors in the hall and at the castle. Please take care when walking around the site.

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0370 333 1181
Minicom text telephone for deaf and hard of hearing
0800 015 0516

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Address
Belsay, Nr Morpeth, Northumberland, NE20 0DX
Telephone
01661 881636
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