Described in the Sunday Telegraph as ‘stunning’, Crook Hall, a Medieval Manor house built circa 1217 is one of the oldest inhabited houses in Durham City. Home to the Bell Family since 1995, the Medieval Hall merges into a Jacobean Manor house which in turn merges into a Georgian Town house reflecting its development over the centuries that it has stood beside the River Wear.
The Hall provides a spectacular backdrop to the 5 acres of stunning gardens which are laid out in a series of rooms such as the Shakespeare Garden, the Cathedral Garden and the Secret Walled Garden.
Visitors from all over the world come to share in the timeless magic of Crook Hall and leave inspired by these idyllic English gardens. This could have been the reason that led William Wordsworth and John Ruskin to visit the gardens for quiet contemplation!
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£8.00 per ticket type|
|Child||£5.00 per ticket type|
|Concession||£7.50 per ticket type|
|Family||£22.00 per ticket type|
Adults £8.00, Concessions £5.50, Child £3. Annual Prices: Adult – £19.50, Concession – £17.50 and a Family – £39.50
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good200
- Michael KBillingham, United KingdomLovely GardensTuesday, 4th February 2020We have visited Crook Hall and Gardens a couple of times and enjoyed our visits. We choose to visit in the spring and later in autumn to see the gardens at their best. We preferred the cafe in the... Read full review
- alexandracV7762QTTrip Type:FamilyAfternoon tea superbFriday, 7th February 2020The most amazing scone I have ever tasted. The setting was absolutely beautiful, the food was to die for and the staff were friendly and welcoming. It was a really beautiful day for me my dad and... Read full review
- TinaJ1846Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawaySparkling Afternoon TeaThursday, 13th February 2020Wonderful afternoon. On arrival we were shown to our tea room (was 11 of us) and served a glass of fizz and welcome serving of mini sausages and delicious quiche. This was promptly followed by the... Read full review
- Access Statement - Please see below
- On-Site café/restaurant - Homemade cream teas, cakes, toasted sandwiches, soup, speciality teas and coffee.
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge) - £3.10 per day
|Season (1 Nov 2019 - 28 Feb 2020)|
|Monday - Wednesday||11:00||- 16:00|
|Thursday - Saturday||Closed|
|Season (1 Mar 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)|
|Monday - Wednesday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Thursday - Saturday||Closed|
* Crook Hall & Gardens is open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am until 5pm (March - October) 11am until 4pm (November - February)
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is A1(M).
From the A1(M) junction 62, take the A690 into Durham City Centre. At the Gilesgate roundabout take the 2nd exit and follow the road straight over Milburngate Bridge. Take the first left at the end of the bridge and 1st left again. The River Wear will now be in front of you, follow the road round and the river will be on your right hand side. Follow the riverside along, passed the Radisson Blu Hotel and the main entrance to Crook Hall and Gardens is 500 metres further along. Our Garden Gate Cafe is the big wooden building at the entrance to the Crook Hall pay and display car park.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Durham Station. From the station road walk down North Road past the bus station to The Gates Shopping Centre. Follow the road down to the riverside, and Crook Hall is signposted from there.