Belsay Woodland Burial ground is part of the historic Belsay Estate, which lies in the heart of rural Northumberland, 16 miles north west of Newcastle. This stunning landscape, which is home to Belsay Hall and Castle, has remained largely unchanged for over 800 years.
Situated just south of Belsay village, Belsay Woodland Burial Ground is surrounded by natural farm land with views across the Estate’s beautiful Parks to the Hall and Castle beyond.
There is a very simple building at the burial site called The Gin Gan, that provides a nice shelter or just somewhere to sit and enjoy the view. If you wish to have an indoor ceremony or reception afterwards, our newly opened Blacksmith’s Barn has all the facilities you need. We are also able to offer the services of our resident pony, Sam, and our specially adapted coffin cart to transport the deceased to the burial plot. All arrangements can be made by contacting our office.
Car parking is available at the burial ground and adjacent to the Blacksmith’s Barn. Please follow this link to view the car parks on a map.
Visitors are reminded to wear sensible footwear as the ground can be uneven, muddy and sometimes slippery. The site is open 365 days a year to visitors, but the office operates in normal business hours, Monday to Friday. Please telephone the office on 01661 881206 if you would like to make an appointment.