Belsay Hall’s nearest station is Morpeth, just ten miles to the east of the Grecian-cum-medieval castle and gardens. The station sees regular intercity arrivals from across the country on Virgin Trains East Coast, and local trains from Newcastle and MetroCentral on every day but Sunday. There is no direct bus service from the station to the site, so the best option is a 25-minute taxi ride, which can be arranged from directly outside Morpeth station.
|Weekdays||06:30 - 12:40|
|Saturday||06:30 - 12:40|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
Staff can assist during ticket office opening times :-
Monday - Saturday 06:30 - 12:40
|Customer help points||Unavailable|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Northern Rail|
|Car parking spaces||72|
|Cycle storage spaces||12|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes||<p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="4 cycle lockers and 8 cycle stand parking spaces">4 cycle lockers and 8 cycle stands</span></p>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
There is access to both platforms at all times by means of the lift.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
About Belsay Hall
The first thing that strikes you as you arrive at Jacobean Belsay Hall are its Grade I listed heritage gardens. Make your way through the beautiful shrubs and flowers and step into another world in the unique Quarry Garden with its array of rare, exotic plants.
For the less green-fingered out there, the Grand Grecian Hall is the place to be. Feast your eyes on the amazing architecture of Belsey’s Greek-revival mansion, before making your way to the two-storey pillar hall in the centre of the house, with its iconic closely spaced columns.
Next up, investigate the original features of the family bedrooms, upstairs, as well as the stunning views from the magnolia terrace. Recharge your batteries in the Victorian kitchens, now the tearooms, and tuck into the tempting display of homemade cakes, soups and sandwiches in the picturesque surroundings of the Belsay Hall Rooms.
Last and by absolutely no means least, get on over to the medieval castle ruins and the original structure, the 14th-century defensive pele tower. The Anglo-Scottish castle still displays rare traces of elaborate medieval wall art, alongside a more contemporary manor house-style wing which was added years later, in the 19th century.