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.
Crook Hall & Gardens Reviews
Was looking for something to celebrate my daughter's graduation, and saw on the website they were offering special afternoon teas. So glad we booked - it was fittingly apt for the occasion. It helped ... more »
What a lovely house and garden to visit and the cafe is great too. Can't speak to highly of it, we had a lovely afternoon there. more »
Such a lovely little place located very close to the city centre. We visited for afternoon tea where they catered very well for a dairy free diet (the scone and cakes were amazing!!). To finish the afternoon we had a walk around the hall and gardens. Definitely looking forward to visiting again when the gardens are in full bloom.
A really amazing place to stay and the building is build from stone. Just beautiful. Well worth a getaway in the beautiful Durham town. Staff are great and the food here is cooked perfectly. Never had any complaints and have stopped here over half a dozen times now! Stunning. Will be coming back next year. If your looking for somewhere peaceful and leafy green to stay for a short period in Durham look no further!
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