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Cragside House and Gardens

B6341 | 1 mile north of Rothbury, Morpeth NE65 7PX, England
44 1669 620333
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Morpeth
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Escape to the towering, majestic Pinetum which will fill you with relentless vigour as you make your way through captivating trees. Here you will find the tallest recorded UK tree, a Scots Pine at 131 ft. The air is charged with energy, an unmistakable feeling that you cannot ignore. You walk along the woodland floor, filled to the brim with... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We all love our visits to Cragside. The dawn of the electric age is well covered and fascinates all of us (from a 10 year old upwards). The house is fantastically situated and the walks through the forested glen are great. If you go in Spring or Summer be sure to visit the Formal Garden - it is well worth... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

If you like history this house provides a great insight into the lives of the Victorians, particularly the rich and famous and those who worked for them. The extensive grounds provide acres of walks and you will have no problem whiling away a few hours.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I regularly visit Cragside so I am slightly biased here but I love the place! You seemingly have a different experience everytime you come to visit from the change of the amazing floral displays to the “arty” events that they have on. It is only 45mins to an hour away from Newcastle yet you feel a million miles away. Its... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We called on a miserable day but soon cheered up!! We only visited the gardens but well worth the stop. Very impressive with a six mile drive around circuit - lots of scenic stopping off pints. The main formal gardens were lovely (some steep paths!) and are dog friendly. A great place to spend a day especially if the weather... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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107 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Now a National Trust property, a house to be seen, set in hundreds of acres of grounds and gardens which are fantastic. The house which is the first in the country, to have electricity created by using Hydro Electric Power, a wonder to see. House has many well presented rooms showing how it was in days gone past. Grounds with... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to Cragside, very interesting house. We did not have enough time to see the formal gardens and we wanted to see the powerhouse and water wheel but it was a very long walk deep into the woods along steep rough paths and there was poor sign posting with no indication of the distance or time to... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Cragside is a National Trust property which was home to the engineer/inventor/polymath Lord Armstrong and his family. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit on a sunny September day. The house is only open in the afternoons, so we spent the morning exploring the grounds. The gentleman on the gate advised us we could drive around the (one way) estate drive and... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a review of the gardens *only* - we didn't have time to see the house as well. We were lucky enough to have glorious weather for our visit, although the gardens look magnificent in all kinds of weather. The estate is extensive, built on a rocky hillside, and the best way to get a good idea of where... More

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Morpeth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Would certainly recommend a day out here. The children loved the gardens and particularly the play areas and many many walks. We were in and out of the house in about 20 mins but spent the whole day in the sunshine exploring. Make sure the weather is dry, take a picnic and enjoy!

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