There are plenty of historic sites to explore in Newcastle, UK — the clue is in the name. Read on to discover this city’s architectural legacy and so much more.
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens
Belsay Hall is a 1807 Regency style country house situated just outside of Newcastle, in Belsay. This Grade I listed building is built entirely in the Greek revival style, featuring iconic pillars within and without. Visitors can explore the Winter Garden Terraces and Quarry Garden, filled with delicate ferns, winter-flowering rhododendrons and other beautiful greenery to make for a spectacular visit any time of year. Within the grounds is Belsay Castle, a scheduled ancient monument constructed around 1370 by the Middleton family, who went on to own the estate for more than seven centuries. The site hosts regular “Hands on History” days and outdoor theatre.
The historical heart of Newcastle, Grainger Town features classical streets built by Richard Grainger between 1824 and 1841. Collectively home to Grainger Market, Grey’s Monument, Theatre Royal, Grey Street, Grainger Street and Clayton Street, Grainger Town is part of Newcastle’s Central Conservation Area, which serves to preserve the distinctive ‘Tyneside Classical’ architecture.
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