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Overview

Home to the Beaumont family since 1810, the Palladian building sits by the River Tyne at Bywell, Northumberland.

The privately owned 18th-century country house is a Grade II* listed building set in extensive parkland and houses an important collection of furniture and art.

The manor of Bywell and Bywell Castle were owned by the Neville family in the 14th century but following the attainder of Charles Neville, 6th Earl of Westmorland for his part in the Rising of the North the Neville estates were forfeited and Bywell was sold in 1571 by the Crown to the Fenwick family.

William Fenwick built the new house at Bywell to designs by architect James Paine in 1760.

Alterations were made by John Dobson in 1817, and further extensions were added in the 1890s. The estate was sold to Thomas W Beaumont for £145,000 early in the 19th century and the house was improved by the Beaumonts, with the assistance of architect John Dobson, in 1827 and further altered later in the 19th century.

Bywell Hall is now home to Wentworth Beaumont, 4th Viscount Allendale.

The tours are guided and take in the state rooms, which include paintings, furniture, ceramics and silver. Our tour guides will also be able to tell you the history of the Beaumont Family.


Opening
Opening

2019

April: 18th, 19th, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th.

May: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 9th, 10th & 11th.

June: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 29th & 30th.

July: 5th, 6th, 7th, 27th, 28th.

August: 3rd & 26th.

Find Us
Find us

Bywell Hall is situated in Bywell village on the B6309 road, just off the A69 which is the main road between Newcastle and Carlisle.

Stocksfield has a railway station where you can get a train from either Carlise or Newcastle.

The Number 10 bus also runs into Stocksfield from Newcastle and Hexham. The bus stop is just outside the railway station. After getting off the bus or train you will have a 15 minute walk.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free. Admission is by guided tour on selected dates only. 

The tours are at 11.30am and 1.00pm each day. The doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of each tour when complimentary tea/coffee/biscuits are on offer.

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
Group Visits
Group Visits

Groups are welcome, please contact Linda Blair to arrange:

info@allendale-estates.co.uk

01661 843296


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