Cragside House, Gardens and Estate

Cragside
Rothbury
Northumberland
NE65 7PX

+44 01669 620333

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Overview

Described in 1880 as 'a palace of the modern magician', Cragside House, Gardens and Woodland is a truly unique visitor attraction in the heart of Northumberland. Situated near Rothbury, it was the family home of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and industrialist. Cragside was the first building in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity and a walk around the National Trust property reveals a wealth of ingenious gadgetry including fire alarm buttons, telephones, a passenger lift and a Turkish bath suite.

As if that wasn't enough, the grounds of the Cragside Estate offer up a host of activities that will keep you and your family busy and fit. There's a play area, a rhododendron maze, a waterfall and the Trim Trail, where the whole family can test their agility. The estate has more than 30 miles of footpaths and lakeside walks. If it is raining, head inside to the Power House which has interactive models which children can use to generate their own electricity. There is also a children's trail in the house. Cragside is home to one of Europe's largest rock gardens sloping down the valley to the Debdon Burn. The Iron Bridge, one of the oldest of its type in the UK, crosses the burn.

Armstrong was a landscape genius and constructed five lakes and planted over seven million trees and shrubs. The estate can be explored either on foot or by car and look out for the increasingly rare red squirrel that has made the gardens of Cragside its home. The revolutionary home of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and landscape genius, was a wonder of its age. Built on a rocky crag high above Debdon Burn, the house was the first in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity. Cragside is a garden of breathtaking drama, whatever the season. Armstrong constructed 5 lakes, one of Europe's largest rock gardens, and planted over 7 million trees and shrubs.

Today this magnificent estate can be explored on foot or by car and provides one of the last shelters for the endangered red squirrel. Children will love the tall trees, tumbling streams, adventure play area and labyrinth. Visit the National Trust webiste for up to date opening times and admission prices as well as infomration on events and activities.

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Ticketing and entry prices for Cragside House, Gardens and Estate

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(House, gardens and woodland)
1
£19.80
day ticket
Child
(House, gardens and woodland)
1
£9.90
day ticket
Family
(House, gardens and woodland)
4
£49.50
day ticket
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tripadvisor
19/06/2019

Expensive but worth it


Maria K,
At first I was blown away by the price of the tickets so if you are going make sure it is for the whole day. The house is interesting enough, especially the kitchens, but what is really fascinating is the pump house and power house. Also leave plenty of time for the gardens. You could spend hours walking the estate.
tripadvisor
18/06/2019

Spectacular


Alan C, Clydebank, United Kingdom
I never knew this place existed. Visited with a friend and spent the whole afternoon looking round thew house and grounds. The house is magnificent, especially what was added for the visit of the future Edward VII (wait until you see the fireplace!). The grounds are very large and definitely worth a wander around.
tripadvisor
17/06/2019

Great place


Ash O,
Really good visit, fabulous gardens, the house was really interesting and so well designed the wagon drive was just beautiful, would recommend
tripadvisor
17/06/2019

Last of the blooms


Sheila L, Gateshead, United Kingdom
After last week's rain I didn't think there would be many rhododendron bushes left in bloom. Very pleased this was not the case. A beautiful walk finished off with gluten free scone in tea room . Delicious.
tripadvisor
16/06/2019

WELL WORTH A VISIT!.


tigerbabylincoln, Lincoln
If you are in the area do not miss visiting this lovely house and gardens It is worth every penny There is just so much to do there that you cannot take in in one visit As another reviewer has stated it is one of the best National Trust properties we have ever visited

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