Washington Old Hall


At the heart of historic Washington village in South Tyneside, visitors will find National Trust Washington Old Hall which is the original Washington and medieval home of George Washington’s ancestors. This picturesque stone manor house and its gardens provide a tranquil oasis and reflect gentry life following the turbulence of the English Civil War.

Washington Old Hall is a 17th-century Manor house associated with the family of George Washington who famously was the first president of the USA. The building incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington's direct ancestors, and it is from here that the family took their surname of 'Washington'.

Enjoy walking through the gardens of Washington and discover the dramatic 17th century parterre and the wilds of the nuttery. Find out more about National Trust's heritage and nature conservation work while you take in the beautiful surroundings. 

Opening Times

1 Jan - 31 Mar (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020)

* Tea Room open 10:00-16:00 daily.



Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.30 per ticket type
Child£3.15 per ticket type
Family£15.75 per ticket type
Family one adult£9.50 per person per day

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A1/A1231. Follow signs to the A1231 then pick up the Brown Tourist signs.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Heworth Metro Station.

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  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Sub titled video runs for 10 mins. Induction loop for video.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Tactile opportunities in the house and garden plus a braile guide.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Small tea room with light refreshments, run by friends of Washington Old Hall. Old Hall available for dinners etc. (pre-booked).
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 1.5 hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups Accepted - Pre bookings only
  • Max group size - 56
  • Min group size - 15
  • Special group rates - 2006 Adults £3.50 Children £2.30 2007 Adults £4.00 Children £2.40
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Japanese printed material

Provider Facilities

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • Village Location

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - 1 meeting room which holds upto 40 delegates.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


  • Visit England Code of Practice 2014

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