Sunday 31st of January 2016
Are you looking to soak up some of the northern culture while you’re in Newcastle? Pick up your Easirent hire car from our Newcastle Airport branch and take a trip out to some of the finest historical homes in the region. Here at Easirent we have narrowed it down to some of our favourites… Enjoy!
1. Lindisfarne Castle
Lindisfarne Castle is located just under a 50 mile journey from Newcastle city centre and is easily reachable by hire car from our Newcastle Airport branch. Built in 1550 to protect Holy Island, Lindisfarne Castle is a stunning Tudor for which was transformed into a private house in 1903 by Edwin Lutyens. Look out of the castle’s windows across the beautiful walled gardens and the rugged countryside.
2. Raby Castle
Located in Durham, less than a 30 mile journey from Newcastle city centre, Raby Castle is a dramatic medieval structure which has been the home of Lord Barnard’s family since 1626. The castle has everything that you could want from a historic home, including beautiful walled gardens, a grand hall and a large deer park to explore.
Hop in your Easirent hire car and head to Cragside, which is located just over 26 miles away from Newcastle city centre. The creation of the Victorian inventor, Lord Armstrong, the gardens at Cragside are breathtaking, and visitors often find themselves exploring every corner of them when they visit. Home to one of he largest rock gardens in the whole of Europe, the house has plenty of different walks that visitors can go on, including a lakeside walk and a colourful dahlia walk.
4. Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens
Just a 12 mile drive in your Easirent hire car from our Newcastle Airport branch, Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens is a Greek Revival Style home. Built by Sir Charles Monck, who was inspired by his recent honeymoon in Greece, Belsay Hall is set amongst beautiful gardens. Take a tour of the house, which includes a great hall and a tower, which offers lovely views across the whole of Northumberland.
5. Seaton Delaval Hall
Built by Sir John Valbrugh in 1718, Seaton Deleaval Hall was the home of Admiral Delaval who’s family originally came from France with Duke William of Normandy in 1066. The family still occupies the West Wing of the house today.
6. Washington Old Hall
Hop in your Easirent hire car and take the six mile drive from Newcastle city centre to Washington Old Hall, a delightful stone built manor house. Home of George Washington’s direct ancestors, the interior has a Jacobean design and a vast collection of oil paintings and oak furniture.