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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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  • We are pleased to announce that we will be opening Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham, this summer. The National Trust took ownership of the Grade I listed medieval hall and gardens on 28 March 2022... 
    We are pleased to announce that we will be opening Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham, this summer. The National Trust took ownership of the Grade I listed medieval hall and gardens on 28 March 2022...  more »
  • The place is closed down and in liquidation so please don't waste your time and fuel driving there like we did today. Dissapointed that TA still have it up on their system. 
    The place is closed down and in liquidation so please don't waste your time and fuel driving there like we did today. Dissapointed that TA still have it up on their system.  more »
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  • Walk round to gardens but closed down no notices on and saying it was closed down all tourist brown signs still in place. A bit disappointed looked good as well
  • We’re told because of COVID to have staycations but when you get to Durham many attractions, including this one, are closed because of COVID!!! For an outdoor venue? They just can’t be bothered. Total rubbish.

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