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Crook Hall & Gardens, Durham

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Crook Hall & Gardens is a rare example of three eras of English architecture--Medieval, Jacobean, and Georgian--set in idyllic themed gardens. The history of those who have lived in Crook Hall & Gardens is varied, and each family has left their mark on the property. It is currently the home of Keith and Maggie Bell, whose family has lived here for three generations. Inside you can discover the quirks and treasures of this historic home. Try to spot the White Lady who is rumored to haunt the old stairs. Stroll through the gardens, all of which have their own histories (some dating back centuries) and personalities. Discover the orchard, vegetable garden, moat pool, and maze. Soak up the charming English atmosphere over a homemade cream tea in the courtyard, or get cozy in front of a log fire in the Georgian dining room. Pick up the Garden Guide at the entrance, which gives insight into the history of the property and life at the hall for the Bells. Using our world travel planner, Durham attractions like Crook Hall & Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I recently had the tipsy afternoon tea in which you receive your cocktail in a teapot. The view of the cathedral from the first floor room was lovely, the food was nice but I was quite disappointed at...  read more »
  • This place is so tranquil and beautiful I'd put it on the list of places to definitely see in Durham if you're visiting! They do weddings, have a cafe complete with historic and gorgeous grounds and t...  read more »
  • We visited Crook Hall and Gardens for our family Christmas day out (two years running 2014/2015). From arrival the staff are friendly and in the Christmas spirit. The hall is decorated with beautiful ...  read more »
  • Excellent visit, would love to come again in summer but unfortunately we live too far away. Very friendly staff, highly recommended.
  • Lovely venue, most staff incredibly helpful and friendly. Excellent food and drink.
  • Fantastic place and a mildly hidden gem in the middle of Durham
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