Cragside House and Gardens, Rothbury

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Must see · Architectural Building · Historic Site
Experience the life of the 19th-century aristocracy at Cragside House and Gardens. Originally built as a modest lodge on a rocky hillside in 1863, the world's first home to be lit using hydroelectric power subsequently transformed into the Free Tudor mansion you'll encounter today. Start your tour in the house, which showcases a large collection of fine art and opulent furnishings. Head out to the gardens, where you'll find a hedgerow labyrinth and the world's largest rock garden. Afterward, take your rest in the Tea Rooms while enjoying traditional English tea and homemade scones. Check out the on-site shop for high-quality souvenirs, such as handcrafted pottery and local foods. Plan to see Cragside House and Gardens and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rothbury trip planner.
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  • We visited with our dogs so didn’t visit the house. No problem though, there is plenty to see as the grounds are huge. The way marked trails are easy to follow and we combined bits of 3 of them to...  more »
  • Loved this place, got to see a good part of the house, not always the case with NT properties. The grounds are extensive and worth spending time in. Gardens delightful.  more »
  • Beautiful and scenic - Cragside has loads to do for adults and kids. The trails are fantastic, you can visit Lord Armstrong's House and learn lots about our local history! The gardens are amazing and looked after so well including the rock garden leading to the house! Definitely worth the visit!!! : ) Perfect to visit all times of the year - lots of trails to follow too!
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