Crook Hall

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Crook Hall Durham

Crook Hall is a 14th century Manor, located less than a mile from the centre of Durham.

The manor was built in sandstone with a Welsh slate roof, one of the oldest parts of the manor can be dated back to the 14th century and an extension was made in the 18th century and is surrounded by a country style gardens.

The Manor was granted to Aimery in 1217, who was the son of Archdeacon of Durham,  from whose family it passed to Peter del Croke, after whom the manor is named after.

Over the centuries the Crook Hall was passed down to many families such as the Billingham, who occupied the building for 300 years and then in 1657 it was passed down to Mickletons and after it was sold to the Hoppers in 1736 and since the Hoppers it has been sold to different owners and finally it was bought by the Cassels in 1928.

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The Gardens within the Crook Hall, have their own personalities and features, some gardens are much newer and other have been there for many years.


  1. The Secret Walled Garden
  2. The Walled Garden
  3. The Shakespeare Garden
  4. The Cathedral Garden
  5. Silver & White Garden
  6. The Orchard
  7. The Maze & Meadow Area
  8. The Moat Pool & Ponds
  9. The Courtyard

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Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Garden Gate Café is open throughout the year:

7 days a week – 9.30 am – 5:00 pm


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Adult: £7.50
Concession: £7.00
Child: £5.00

Annual Prices for Adult: £19.50
Annual Prices for Concession:  £17.50
Annual Prices for a Family: £39.50


Contact Information

Official website:
Telephone: 0191 384 8028


Address: Crook Hall & Gardens, Frankland Lane, Sidegate, Durham, DH1 5SZ

Phone: +44 191 384 8028