Belsay Hall

Local nameBelsay Hall
LocationBelsay, UK

Belsay Castle is a 14th-century medieval castle situated at Belsay, Northumberland, England. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I listed building.The main structure, a substantial three-storey rectangular pele tower with rounded turrets and battlements, was constructed about 1370, and was the home of the Middleton family. In 1614 Thomas Middleton built a new manor house attached to the tower. A west wing was added in 1711 but was later largely demolished in 1872 by Sir Arthur Middleton when the remainder of the house was considerably altered.The castle was abandoned as a residence by the family in the early 19th century when Sir Charles Monck built Belsay Hall close by. The interiors were largely removed and it was then used as a ready-made folly, as was fashionable among the aristocracy at the time, serving as setting for garden parties and other entertainments.

The castle is administered by English Heritage and is open the public.

Tags Listed BuildingEnglish HeritageScheduled MonumentMedieval
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Opening hours

Till Sep 30, 2015: daily: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2015: daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov 2, 2015 - Feb 14, 2016: Sat - Sun: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2016: daily: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Feb 20 - Mar 24, 2016: Sat - Sun: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.
Closed on Dec 24, 25, 26, 28 & 31, 2015 and Jan 1, 2016.


Adults: £8.30/£9.20 (no Gift-Aid/Gift-Aid)
Concessions (students with ID, seniors over 60): £7.50/£8.30
Children (5-15): £5/£5.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children): £21.60/£23.90
Members: free

More information and contact



English Heritage website

Phone +44 1661 881 636

Address Belsay, Nr Morpeth NE20 0DX, UK

Coordinates 55°5'58.601" N -1°51'46.947" E

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