Our Appeals

Belsay Awakes Appeal

We need your help to perform crucial conservation work to safeguard the hall and castle for years to come, and bring the gardens back to their glorious best. From new storytelling features and an imaginative play area to improved access and vital new facilities which will make sure that all our visitors get the warm welcome they deserve.

How your donations can help

  • 50 donations of £20 will fund five new benches to make the site more accessible for all

  • 30 donations of £50 will plant and maintain flowering meadows to encourage wildlife and increase biodiversity

  • 20 donations of £100 will help us plant hundreds of heathers, peonies and shrubs to rejuvenate the Winter Garden

Discover Belsay Awakes

Belsay Awakes is a large scale project forming part of English Heritage's major programme of interpretation, presentation and conservation at sites in its care, work began in autumn 2021 and will be completed in 2023.


Thank you

We would like to thank The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Foyle Foundation, Historic Houses Foundation, The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust and other generous supporters.

A project made possible thanks to a £3.4m grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Please visit The National Lottery Heritage fund website

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