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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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Glorious gardens, fascinating house.

With a glorious morning free before meeting family for a mother's day lunch we spent a couple of hours wandering the gardens as the blossom was just starting to show and Spring... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Andrea J
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

With a glorious morning free before meeting family for a mother's day lunch we spent a couple of hours wandering the gardens as the blossom was just starting to show and Spring scents wafted through the landscape. A National Trust property and now every person needs to pay or show a membership card unless you have a joint of family... More 

Thank Andrea J
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens here were lovely (this was helped by the gorgeous weather) and the house very interesting. The entry fee was quite high at around £18 (which soon adds up for a family of 4) but we spent the whole day there so got our moneys worth. To enter you basically queue up in your car and pay for your... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Driving into Cragside, we felt this has got to be one of the most memorable and beautiful properties and grounds we have visited. The man on the gate was probably the friendliest we have ever encountered on our NT travels, he couldn't have been more helpful and informative which was useful as this place is HUGE. We drove in and... More 

Thank Kirsty S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cragside is a lovely country house and gardens now run by the National Trust, located just outside of Rothbury. It was the first house to have lights powered by hydroelectric power and was the home of Lord Armstrong. Something for everyone. Lots of walks, although some are a bit steep. Those interested in history and engineering will find the house... More 

Thank Changnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cragside is amazing. The house itself is beautiful but the woodlands and gardens are stunning. Every member of staff was helpful and extremely polite. Couldn't fault the place and we visited on a very cold March day. Will visit again in the summer when the rhododendrons are flowering.

Thank Lynda D
South Shields, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been coming here for the last 30 years and this was our first visit in 20 years without children. The staff are all very knowledgeable and very pleasant. There is a well stocked gift shop, a place to buy plants and shrubs and a excellent cafe on site. The house alone could well take a few hours to see... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much of interest in the house you could spend hours studying all the furnishings. There is just enough information in each room to provide an introduction, and then there are guides available to answer your questions. Unusually, you are able to wander at will and explore where you want. The Archimedes screw mechanism in the grounds was... More 

Thank Jenny W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Cragside today and was really impressed. Such an impressive house both inside and out. The surrounding grounds and gardens should be thoroughly explored as they are beautiful. Don't be put off by slightly remote location is well worth a visit as it's in a truly stunning part of the world.

Thank Itfc_lad
San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time visiting Craigside and we were blown away! The grounds and gardens were beautiful. You could walk around for hours. The house itself is breathtaking. The views of the grounds from inside are great and the rooms are well preserved. The kitchen and "spa" rooms were our favorite. Would definitely come back.

Thank christinah92078
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best National Trust houses we have been too, the house itself was beautiful and there were alot of rooms open. The gardens are large and have a nice mixture of formal and informal gardens. We also really liked the fact that you could drive around the gardens on a special route and stop off in... More 

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