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Cragside House and Gardens

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Address: B6341 | 1 mile north of Rothbury, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park NE65 7PX, England
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10:00 - 16:00
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What an amazing house

Called in here on our way back from Scotland. It was an amazing snapshot in time- back to Edwardian England. The big Italian marble fireplace was so big that you could walk inside... read more

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Lesley S
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today NEW

Called in here on our way back from Scotland. It was an amazing snapshot in time- back to Edwardian England. The big Italian marble fireplace was so big that you could walk inside it! It is so heavy that it rests on one of the crags behind the house. This was the first house to have electricity powered by water.... More 

Thank Lesley S
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic day out. Lots to see. Stunning gardens and a lovely house to look round. Well worth a visit

Thank Sharon M
Northumberland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The house itself is wonderful with an interesting layout and an array of features. Every room contains items of interest, both large and small. There are things to entertain and intrigue both adults and children. The grounds are well worth visiting on their own - several times or regularly: there are many walks with the chance to see a decent... More 

Thank Neil H
Darlington, United Kingdom
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468 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although we didn't have time to visit the House, we still spent several hours exploring the gardens. Although we were a bit early for the rhododendrons, we still enjoyed the car drive around the estate. Always worth calling in to the café!!

Thank Brian D
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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Four of us called in at cragside on the 15th of may .firstly we looked around the house which is not only beautiful but a history lesson in itself.we also walked in the miles of gardens the only thing to spoil it was the rain.we then ventured into the cafe/restaurant and had food and drinks the sandwiches were excellent in... More 

Thank langholmejohn
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even as you pull up to the drive you are wowed by the beautiful grounds. I have not visited since I was a child, and I am wondering why. The house is full of surprises, and a great tribute to the work of Lord Armstrong. The grounds however are amazing, lots of lovely walks and places to discover, the bonus... More 

Thank smlrwendy
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolutely beautiful, stunning and impressively historic day out, especially if you love either old buildings or gardens. For me, the gardens won as they went on for miles and there was so much to see, up high and down low and the man made lakes were a beautiful spot to stop and picnic and take in the calm and... More 

Thank Shiully G
Sutton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sir W. G. Armstrong was a pioneer in the use of water and electricity. Cragside was the first house to have electric lighting and still generates its own power from the lake opposite. The water powered spit in the kitchen has to be seen. Wonderful gardens and woods. National Trust cafe.

Thank mail858
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visited here many times and always enjoyed it. Unfortunately the Still cafe which is in the courtyard of the house, is a bit overpriced for what it is. The estate drive is an added bonus with lots of lovely picnic areas.

Thank barrelmakercooper
Penzance, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had an hour so we had to fly round but what we saw was great. The house is in a very good condition and unlike many NT properties is very clean and well cared for. The volunteers were informative and enthusiastic. There is a drive around the estate which is great too. Well worth a visit!

Thank billoc

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