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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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A Palace of a modern magician

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank weekenderinthesun
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank MJ-Harrogate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Laura C
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Toni R
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 

1 Thank Mike S
from North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 

Thank Swisstrekkers
Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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.

Thank Ian B
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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!

1 Thank Mary L
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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 

Thank Tracey J
Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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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