Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit

Welcome to Belsay Hall

We 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, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. To book your visit, click the button below. 

Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

Please click here for more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as our FAQs.

  • Gardens - Our grounds and gardens are open as usual.
  • The Castle and Hall - Both indoor spaces will remain closed.
  • Café - Take away food and drink will be available.
  • Shop - The shop will be open.
  • Toilets - The toilets are open as usual.
  • Summer Explorer Quest - This summer, from 18 July, take your family on a free fun adventure quest. Download your trail map below.
  • Face coverings - Face coverings must be worn in Belsay's indoor shop, café and all other indoor spaces. We won't be able to give you a face covering so please come prepared so you don't miss out.

Book your visit


Find out what Facilities are available for your day out.

Here you can find out everything you need to know about parking, toilets and shopping at Belsay Hall, Castle and gardens, as well as other useful information.


Look up Access information for your visit. We have detailed information about what to expect if you have particular needs regarding:

  • Mobility/Older Visitors
  • Blind/Visually Impaired
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Culinary/Dietary
  • Health and Safety

Group Visits

Find out what you need to know for Group Visits.

Look up what discounts there are for groups, as well as how to book your group visit, and see information about tours that may be available.

Frothy coffee in English Heritage's tearoom

Food and drink

Find out what food and drink we offer at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Make your way to the Belsay Hall Tearoom in the hall's original kitchen for tempting treats, made from locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible.

Don't miss our hot meat stotties and homemade soups.

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