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Population: 100
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"Exellent Food and Service, could'nt be more helpful.

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"Disappointed by the food standards in the past when we discovered the Highlander was under new managment we decided to give it a try. What a difference! The staff were ..." More

"First time we've been to the Highlander in ages, & what a very pleasant experience it was! This lovely, traditional pub is now under new management, & the new people ..." More

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Belsay is a small village in Northumberland, north west of Ponteland and Newcastle-upon-Tyne in north east England. It is situated on the A696. Edward II granted the manor of Belsay to Scottish nobleman and doctor John de Strivelyn. Upon his death, title of the manor passed to his daughter, wife of Sir John Middleton in whose family it since remained. Belsay Castle, now a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade I Listed Building managed by English Heritage, was constructed around 1370 as a three-story rectangular pele tower with rounded turrets and battlements. It was home to the Middleton family until a new manor house was built in 1614, attached to the main tower and a west wing added in 1711 later demolished by Sir Arthur Middleton, when making alterations to the remainder of the house. Sir Charles Monck built Belsay Hall close by in 1810-1817, to a design by architect John Dobson. It was the residence of the Middleton family until 1962 but is now open to the public and is also administered by English Heritage. The Hall is linked to the Castle by gardens which have been unaltered for two hundred years and which today exhibit thousands of exotic plant species, rhododendrons and the Quarry Garden making it a popular family attraction.


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The Dyke Neuk (4.45 miles)

The Dyke Neuk
The Dyke Neuk Inn, located in the little village of Meldon near Morpeth, is a stone built bed and breakfast offering fantastic views of Northumberland. Owned by the Forster family since July 2007 by the ... More | visit website
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Matfen Hall (6.20 miles)

Matfen Hall

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Our country house is magnificent, privately owned, and set in the Northumberland countryside close to Hadrians Wall. We are located only twelve miles from Newcastle upon Tyne, Matfen Hall is an ... More

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Horton Grange (6.31 miles)

Horton Grange

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Horton Grange is on the Blagdon Estate, about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Ponteland, a 15-minute drive from the centre of Newcastle and 4 miles (6.4 km) from Newcastle International ... More

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Premier Inn Newcastle Airport (6.90 miles)

Premier Inn Newcastle Airport
An ideal airport location, this hotel is just 4 minutes walk from Newcastle International Airport. It is also just 4 minutes walk from the Metro connecting to Newcastle city centre. Situated conveniently 1 mile from ... More | visit website
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The Newcastle Airport Hotel (6.94 miles)

The Newcastle Airport Hotel
Just 50 metres from Newcastle International Airport’s check-in desks, this brand-new luxury hotel boasts panoramic airport views and luxury rooms at the rates hard to argue with. Relax in our new post modernistic chic bar, ... More | visit website
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Newminster Cottage B&B (7.33 miles)

Beautiful 19thC cottage, idyllic riverside location, spacious and comfortable en suite accommodation all along with a breakfast to really kick start your day. Newminster cottage is the ideal choice for an overnight stop or a ... More | visit website
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Queens Head Hotel (7.47 miles)

Queens Head Hotel

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Enjoy a warm and friendly welcome from this town centre hotel that rests by the River Wansbeck. The hotel offers an ideal location for those wishing to explore the Northumberland countryside ... More

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Stepping Stones Bed & Breakfast (7.48 miles)

Stepping Stones Bed & Breakfast
Our aim is to offer a rather special place to stay, providing simple elegance and unrivalled comfort. Casual but refined, understated but with luxurious touches in an environment where you can truly feel at home. ... More | visit website
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Morpeth Court Luxury Serviced Apartments (7.53 miles)

Morpeth Court Luxury Serviced Apartments

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Unique conversion of 19th. century gaol to provide designer inspired split level apartments with all modern conveniences; a first choice destination for both business and ... More

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Premier Inn Newcastle Airport (South) (7.53 miles)

Premier Inn Newcastle Airport (South)
A convenient location for the airport, this Premier Inn is less than 1 mile from Newcastle International Airport. For shops and local amenities Newcastle city centre is only 5 miles away. Callerton is the nearest ... More | visit website

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