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Address: B6341 | 1 mile north of Rothbury, Morpeth NE65 7PX, England
Phone Number: 44 1669 620333
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Amazing place

Cragside House was the first house in the world, I believe, to have its own electricity, powered by water. It is certainly worth a visit, especially if you are a scientist... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Henry F
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Cragside House was the first house in the world, I believe, to have its own electricity, powered by water. It is certainly worth a visit, especially if you are a scientist, engineer or evening like myself, very interested in how things move.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited this wonderful home after seeing in on the tales of northumberland! It is the perfect day out, great for all the family.

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York, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I cannot adequately expand on 794 previous exceptional testimonials of these premises. It has to be one of the most, if not THE most, impressive and interesting house house I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. I understand that my opinion may be influenced by my interest in engineering but for others the extent and nature of the premises... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting house with nice relaxed atmosphere. Gardens/grounds of estate are lovely and you can even drive around the estate on a one way loop and stop off at one of many picnic spots.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If you like a day out in the countryside with some history thrown in the this National Trust property is a must. There are plenty of very good walks through woods, lakes and fells all of which offer something different. There is a kids adventure area and a brilliant maze cut out of the rodedendrum (oops spelling!) bushes. Then there... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

There was so much to see and do. Quite different from the usual stately homes. Gorgeous grounds too.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Cragside is probably the attraction for which the word " awesome " was coined . The approach from the east is across stunning high moorland whilst the first sight of Cragside , perched on it's hillside , is most impressive . The interior is lovely with beautiful furnished rooms , a number with William Morris wall coverings and stained glass... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Initially a bit apprehensive about entry fee, but it is well worth it. The house has a very interesting history and is mostly open, with helpful staff on hand every few rooms to guide you through it. The grounds are vast and walks take you further through the innovations which once powered the house. We managed to spend an entire... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our first visit, despite coming to Northumberland for several years.What an amazing place,lord Armstrong truly was a genius,what vision.Every room told a story only spoilt by one over zealous trust warden who spoke to my wife like school kid...remember children...don't touch a thing,even if it doesn't say not to,despite this,it rates a 5 star review, amazing gardens,and red squirrels.

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Camelford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Cragside House is spectacular in every way. The Gardens are wonderful, there are more than 7 milion Trees, (I did not count them!) it was the first house in the world to be powered by Hydro Electricty and Mr Armstrong was so very inventive and he worked sometimes in conjuction with Mr Swann. Mr Swann produced the first Electric Light... More 

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