Come and visit these popular historic houses situated in the heart of Newcastle. We have handpicked the best historic houses in Newcastle for you to experience a different feel when visiting them.
Washington Old Hall
Washington Old Hall is a well-crafted stone built 17th-century manor house, which replicates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington´s direct ancestors. There are a lot of displays on George Washington, and how the Hall was saved with American support. The rooms are furnished and designed in Jacobean style with a fine collection of oil paintings from well-known artists, delftware, and heavily carved oak furniture. The Jacobean garden leads to the Nuttery and orchard.
Seaton Delaval Hall
Admiral Delaval commissioned Sir John Vanbrugh to build and restore the hall in 1718. The house was the home of the Delaval family who was very famous for the notoriously extravagant parties that they threw in the Georgian period. The Hall was damaged by fire in 1822, but successive generations of the family, particularly the late Lord Hastings, undertook extensive repairs and reconstruction to ensure Hall’s survival.
Wallington dates from 1688, the estate was established in the 18th century by Sir Walter Blackett. The interior houses are very good Italian Rococo plasterwork in the main rooms and a Victorian hall painted with murals of Northumbrian scenes by William Bell Scott. On display are lots of fine collections of ceramics, curiosities, stuffed birds, geological specimens and dolls houses. The 17th-century garden has a walled garden, lawns, lakes, shrubberies and parkland.
Belsay Hall, Castle, and Gardens
The Belsay Hall comprises three distinct but related elements: a medieval castle that was enlarged in the early 17th century, a Greek Revival mansion that superseded it as a family residence at the beginning of the 19th century, and an outstanding garden linking the two buildings. A mix of eclectic architecture Belsay Hall is a stately home like no other, explore the great room of the ruined medieval castle on the site and clamber to the top of the tower for lovely Northumberland views. Although the house is unfurnished, the Library still retains its original marble fireplace and lovely plasterwork – both paeans to an age of master craftsmanship.
There are a lot of historic sites that can be found in Newcastle upon Tyne, so many that one day will not be enough. Newcastle can fulfill your thirst for history!