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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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Fascinating place!

I did not ow much about Cragside before we went but it's actually fascinating! The electricity is all hydro-electric and was was ahead of its time! The history of the place is so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Wendy V
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I did not ow much about Cragside before we went but it's actually fascinating! The electricity is all hydro-electric and was was ahead of its time! The history of the place is so interesting and really for everyone! The gardens are spectacular, sadly I couldn't manage them as it is hacked out of a cliff and really steep. My husband... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A truly beautiful and interesting place to spend the day. The house itself is fascinating and the grounds are outstanding. There is a lovely cafe and visitor shop too. One of my favourite places to visit.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a lovely day visiting Cragside in October. There is so much to see a day isn't really long enough. The history behind the house is remarkable. A must see while visiting Northumberland

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Thank JohnVivH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many early inventions in use here - Hydroelectric power for one. It's a fascinating old house with so many technical innovations for the machanically/ electrically minded. Worth a visit for the house alone but the grounds are stunning too and well worth spending time on.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the gems in the north east. Very interesting indeed and not to be missed if visiting. The house is great and set in beautiful surroundings. Whatever you think of the Armstrong family, be it war mongers or innovators, the place is certainly fascinating. The entrance fee is quite high but if you look at it as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Once the home of Lord Armstrong, the inventor of hydroelectricity, Cragside was the first house in the world with hydroelectric power. . You can find out all about this in the displays on site. The house is fascinating, with gadgets way ahead of their time for the benefit of the owner- and his staff. Decent NT café in the stables,... More 

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

A wonderful day out, educational history/engineering, lovely gardens, lakes and walks. Nice cafe and very friendly informative NT staff. Been a few times and never dis appointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We came here as newly members a few years ago with our young family. When we were pulling up we were never expecting it to be as beautiful and peaceful as it is. Stunning views. Great things to do with all ages. Parks, mazes, Armstrong house and the lkakes are to die for. We now visit a few times a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

we came here as where members of the national trust and hadnt been to cragside yet!! what an amazing day, the walking routes are well maitained, well signed too, the house is beautiful, you can pay when you arrive to go into house, or just pay at the house entrance, if your a national trust member its free, there had... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This house, the home built by Lord Armstrong, is amazing. It was the first house to have electricity supplied by its own hydro power. The rooms and furnishings are all as they were when Lord Armstrong lived here. The guides in the rooms told the story and a booklet filled in any other details. The gardens are wonderful – we... More 

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