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Cragside House and Gardens

Address: B6341 | 1 mile north of Rothbury, Morpeth NE65 7PX, England
Phone Number: 44 1669 620333
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Morpeth
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Notts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a very favourite place of ours! All around Northumberland is good to see but Cragside is amazing. You can look in the house and see all the work Lord Armstrong did with his inventions and Electric lighting ( which he had before the Queen) The house is so interesting! BUT the gardens are absolutely wonderful, they are unique... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Perfect walks, it was quiet as it is off season so wildlife can be seen, there are free maps and the staff are very helpful. The house was closed but we have seen it on a previous visit and would go again and again as it is such an amazing place.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

I found the hose very dark and boring. There was hardly anybody around to explain any thing to you. We went over to the cafe for soup and a bun to be told there is no hot food served after 2.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You really need to visit here during late spring when the grounds are in full bloom. Absolutely stunning. Bring a picnic as there are some great places to spend time particularly by the top lake where the water is stored to power the first ever Hydro electric plant. Lovely period house too.

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Huddersfield
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The National Trust has a gem here. Visiting out of season has it's advantages! It's very quiet and there is more wildlife about. (We saw a deer amongst other things). The walks are perfect if you are happy with plenty of signs. There are 42 miles of pathways apparently. We did around 5 miles and saw hardly anyone. The landscape... More 

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Durham
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My partner, his children and I visited this national trust attraction, however the only disappointing aspect was that the Manor House itself was closed for the winter. We weren't aware of this as we were looking forward to experiencing a visit to the past, as this was the home of Lord Armstrong and the Manor itself was the first to... More 

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Morpeth, Northumberland, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a fascinating place - the Edwardian décor is well maintained but it's the connection with hydro-electricity and Joseph Swan which makes this a fascinating visit.

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Well, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

One day was not enough! My first visit (one of two) in a week was to view the house and learn about one of our greatest inventors. The house revealed not only beautiful furniture and furnishings, but also contained some of the first electrical inventions. The landscaped gardens ( here I spent the second day) included one if not 'the'... More 

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Turkey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

steeped in incredible history from engineering point of view, and incredible gardens.Words can not describe its real beauty annd attraction

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worthing
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27 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This trust property despite its position on the side of a steep hill is remarkably wheelchair accessible. There is a golf cart to take people from the various car parks to all the main parts of the site and you can drive around the rest of the estate in your own car. There are various outbuildings on the site which... More 

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