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Crook Hall & Gardens, Durham

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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. Use our Durham day trip site to visit Crook Hall & Gardens on your trip to Durham, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Point out to visitors before payment that they no longer have access to the lovely house.We asked if we could still eat in the house,was told no but wasn't told no access to house.Lovely garden but... 
    Point out to visitors before payment that they no longer have access to the lovely house.We asked if we could still eat in the house,was told no but wasn't told no access to house.Lovely garden but...  more »
  • Visited during our Durham stay. Venue just yards from our hotel-the Radisson Fantastic venue. So much to see and so much history. Lots of secluded places to sit Most of them sun traps Games... 
    Visited during our Durham stay. Venue just yards from our hotel-the Radisson Fantastic venue. So much to see and so much history. Lots of secluded places to sit Most of them sun traps Games...  more »
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  • Free parking for national trust members. Cafe with delicious cafe , snacks, cakes, Friendly staff. Beautiful views from garden to the Durham cathedral. Lots of fruits, vegetables and plant's to show kids. Lovely paths with colourful plants, trees and shrubs, few small fountains­čśü Definitely worth the money!!
  • I was really upset when this place closed for good during Covid as it was one of my favourite places in Durham. Thrilled that the National trust have taken it on board as have been members for years. ┬ú8 entry if not a member. Beautiful gardens with a maze and pond. Not huge but each area is a joy. Not ideal if you have mobility issues but still doable with care. Hall is open but there isn't a lot there. I don't know if there are renovations cos more used to be open when privately owned? Cafe with outside seating is very good. Ample parking but the entry is steep!

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