Belsay Castle is a 14th
century medieval castle situated at Belsay, Northumberland, England.
is a Scheduled Ancient
and a Grade I listed
The main structure, a substantial three storey rectangular pele tower
with rounded turrets and battlements
was constructed about 1370, and was the home of the Middleton family
. In 1614 Thomas
Middleton built a new manor house attached to the tower. A west
wing was added in 1711 but was later largely demolished in 1872 by
when the remainder of the house was considerably
was abandoned as a residence by the family in the early 19th
century when Sir Charles
Monck built Belsay
Hall close by.
It is administered by English Heritage
and is open the public..
The interiors were largely removed and it was then used as a
, as was fashionable among the
aristocracy at the time, serving as setting for garden parties and
Find public transport to Belsay Hall
stop at Belsay Shops a short walk from the Hall