These are the gardens of Belsay Hall
, a wonderful place to wander around on a bright summer's day.
There is a formal part
But the thing that makes the hall famous is the Quarry Garden, a wild area that looks like a natural gorge but, as the name suggests, is actually designed and was the source of the stone used to build the hall in 1807.
There is also a ruined castle in the grounds, where the family lived until they built the hall.