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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Such an interesting house, set in the most amazing grounds. If you enjoy walking and wildlife it would be ideal. If you just wanted to stay in your car there is a 6 mile drive around the estate with parking places at vantage points.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We returned to Cragside this weekend 134 years after it became the first house in the world to be lit by Sunderland-inventor Joseph Swan’s electric lightbulb. That isn’t its only claim to international fame. The house in Rothbury, Northumberland was also the first to be powered by hydroelectricity. Cragside has been managed by the National Trust since 1970. Its original... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Took some friends on a day out to Cragside Hall the one time home of Lord Armstrong now a National Trust propity. I spent the whole day there and try as I might there is nothing negative I can say about this wonderfull place. If your in Northumberland and can spare the time go and broaden your mind and exersise... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This is a large house & grounds, so allow plenty of time. Parts of the house can be a bit crowded, but it's worth the wait. I recommend paying particular attention to the various gadgets, as this distinguishes this house from others. The stable block has been well converted to a tea room, shop & museum giving more information about... More

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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249 reviews 249 reviews
222 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Situated some 30 miles north of Newcastle in stunning scenery, Cragside is one of the more expensive National trust properties at £14.35, and somewhat off the beaten path. However judging by the crowds on a fine Tuesday afternoon, very popular. Firstly the house does not open until 1.00pm and therefore you will need to queue for entry. It seems to... More

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South Gloucestershire
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Whilst on holiday in Northumberland we visited Cragside. Lovely day was spent there and wish we had more time. We were pleased we visited here before Bamburgh castle as the history all fitted into place. Cafe was large and we sat in the stables, which was quite cold. Good choice of food though. All in all a good day out.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

full of gadgets and innovations by the Victorian engineer, complete with dish washer, electric power and lift. Beautiful gardens set in the hillside. Not all the house is accessible to wheelchair users. Helpful and friendly staff. Good tearoom.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We were drawn there by the technical advances that fascinated the owner, and would have liked more emphasis on that, rather than the furnishings and decor.

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150 reviews 150 reviews
20 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The Gardens and House can not be beaten, absolutely wonderful, the whole Armstrong story is quite fascinating. The National Trust cafe on the other hand is a disgrace, and ive never said that before.. Scones and Clotted cream were ordered, the Clotted Cream cost £1.. We were served Scone with" squirty" cream which is just not right.. The staff werent... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
41 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Saw this place on a very busy Saturday when the National Trust opened its doors for free. Lots of people around but the staff were very helpful and friendly. Walked round the lake, saw the amazing turbine which is now working and producing hydro-electricity to light bulbs within the house. The gardens were beautiful and when we walked to the... More

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