Lord Armstrong's Banqueting House
Building Jesmond Dene Tyne And Wear

Lord Armstrong's Banqueting House

Building In Jesmond Dene, Tyne And Wear

The banqueting hall where Lord Armstrong would entertain his guests.

If you are unaware of who Lord Armstrong was, then head on t'internet and have a mooch as he was one of our most amazing Northumbrians.

Armstrong already had a house overlooking Jesmond Dene, but it wasn't big enough for entertaining so he asked local architect John Dobson (another outstanding northerner) to build him the banqueting hall. Then in 1870 a gatehouse was added to the building.

As he grew older, Lord Armstrong spent more time at his country home (Cragside) and so gifted his land and hall to the people of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1884. It was such a significant gesture that it was marked with a royal ceremony attended by Prince Albert Edward who was the eldest son of Queen Victoria.

Parts of the hall no longer have a roof and is now fenced off, but you can see a lot of the exterior.

  Add To Bucket List   I Have Visited This Place

Get 2 points if you have visited this place. Already visited by 83 VIPs.

Login to the VIP area to add places to your bucket list, mark them as visited and more importantly see where you rank on the league table.

How To Find Lord Armstrong's Banqueting House

Where Is Lord Armstrong's Banqueting House?

Show Place On Google Maps

Lat / Long

54.992871, -1.594772

What three words

acted.design.inspector

Where To Park For Lord Armstrong's Banqueting House?

You can park right outside the hall.

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue pele tower up a remote hill, a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

More Places from Simon
Simon Hawkins

More Places In Jesmond Dene

Find more fabulous places in Jesmond Dene, Tyne And Wear and if you know of a place we haven't listed, then let us know.

Saint Mary's Chapel
Saint Mary's Chapel
Religious Place Jesmond Dene Tyne And Wear

A ruined chapel that was once a popular place for pilgrimages.

Heaton Windmill
Heaton Windmill
Windmill Jesmond Dene Tyne And Wear

An old ruined windmill sitting in Armstrong Park.

Old Mill Jesmond Dene
Old Mill Jesmond Dene
Building Jesmond Dene Tyne And Wear

A ruined watermill dating from back to 1739 in Jesmond Dene.

More Buildings

So this building wasn't enough and you want more? Don't worry we have you covered.

George Stephenson's Birthplace
George Stephenson's Birthplace
Building Wylam Northumberland

Birthplace of mechanical engineer George Stephenson, built around 1760.

Dove Marine
Dove Marine
Building Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

A research and teaching laboratory which formed part of the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University. It is now part of the larger School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

Roseberry Topping Shooting Box
Roseberry Topping Shooting Box
Building Newton under Roseberry North Yorkshire

An 18th century shooting box built for Captain Wilson on the slopes of Roseberry Topping.

Never Miss A Fabulous Place

If you are afraid of missing out on all the fabulous places we post, or just want to be the first to know, then sign up to the Fabulous North.

Each week we will email you all the brand new places that we visit.

Sign Up To Alerts
Sign up to newsletter
Fabulous North On Facebook

Find Us On Facebook

We post all our new places daily on our Facebook Groups page, so join the group today and be notified when we add a new place.

Join Our Facebook Group

Lord Armstrong's Banqueting House was listed in Building // Tyne And Wear // Jesmond Dene