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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
Phone Number: +44 1669 620333
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Fascinating house and lovely gardens - but it doesn't tell the whole story

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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from North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is without doubt one of the best NT properties that we have visited. Not only is the house itself of unique interest and filled with numerous artifacts and original fittings but the grounds are also both extensive and wonderful. The usual National trust information cards and knowledgeable volunteer add considerably to the experience. If the garden is not enough... More 

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Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I found the house very nice and the tour guide was very info on the house. the garden was vary nice with the power house was good.

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Thank Ian B
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of unecessary signage very officious typical national trust. We went for a walk round the lake in front of the house which was very nice but probably will not go back disputed others rave reviews. There are other things to do in the area!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As National Trust members we have been here a few times over the years, but most recently took the opportunity in Oct to see all of the autumnal colours at their best. I'll start by saying this place is huge, so it is a good idea to have a light day sack with you, although their are lots of places... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit the house is great and the Nation Trust volunteers are full of knowledge and are happy to answer any questions with enthusiasm. The gardens are very steep as the house and gardens are built into the hillside. Not really suitable for visitors with limited mobility although there is a six mile one drive through the estate.... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was more to see than we realised! How very interesting. We arrived at lunchtime and left at closing, not enough time to see all the gardens, buildings and interesting exhibits regaring this man's life and subsequent business ventures. We need to return two days later to finish our visit. Staff were very informative and helpful, food in cafes was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't go wrong visiting Cragside, although not if you're looking for excitement, but I suppose that depends on your interests.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for all the family with very good visitor centre, lovely interesting house, great gardens and views and miles of walking tracks. We were there for 4 hours and as it was rather damp did not see much of the estate, which we will rectify if we are ever in the area again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's was a beautiful place but I was a bit disappointed that the house was shut just because it is November which is a bit silly, quite a lot of walking and steep climbs, very slippery as it was wet which could have been quite dangerous! And no map was given or offered on arrival!

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