North East Visits | Belsay Hall & Lunch at The Beresford Arms

Recently me and Steven decided to take advantage of a nice sunny day and go for a little trip out. We decided on Belsay Hall, somewhere I haven't been since I was really little. We wanted somewhere we could mooch about with things to see and nice gardens and this was just the place! Entry is £8.80 for an adult, I was able to get the student concession for £7.90, so not cheap but most places like this aren't. They're also very big on getting you to become a member here too. 

The site is pretty big with a few things to see including the hall, which is unfurnished but you can definitely capture the history. After a mooch around there we took the garden trail to the castle. The gardens are like something I've never seen before, to me they felt prehistoric, like Jurassic Park! The trails are laid out really well and it's a lovely place for a stroll. You come to a clearing and all of a sudden there's a huge castle looking back at you! 

The castle really is a great place to explore, so many rooms! You can also climb right to the top and see a great view of all of the countryside. After walking around in the sun for a couple of hours we definitely needed fed! The tea room felt a bit disappointing and could be great, especially for people playing almost £10 to get in. It was like a bog standard canteen, so we headed off for another alternative! 

After passing The Beresford Arms in Whalton on the way, we decided stop here for lunch. It's in a lovely spot and we sat out front in the sun. The lunch menu is typical pub grub, we went for potato skins and I had the fish finger sandwich and Steven had a pulled pork ciabatta. They were seriously good! Lovely homemade chips, great portion size and very reasonably priced. 

Have you been to Belsay Hall?


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