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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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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It is ironic that Lord Armstrong only extended Cragside to be his permanent home when the coming of the railway to Rothbury made access much easier. Now there is no railway and only a scanty and very roundabout bus route if you are coming, as I was, from Alnwick, only 10 miles away. So if you do not drive you... More

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233 reviews 233 reviews
57 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Stunning by even the standards of the National Trust. Despite my qualifications in history and having seen a good deal of the NT attractions I had never heard of Cragside but I'm glad I did and that I went. Great vista on approach, lots of different areas to visit around the estate itself, we did the scenic drive around which... More

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Bangor.N Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Though frequent visitors to the nearby town of Rothbury, this was our first visit to the famous National Trust owned Cragside, first house in England to be lit by electricity. We visited on a hot day and it was very busy. The house only opens at 1pm - why? - and we had to que to get in, although not... More

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Eastwood, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A must place to visit. Loads to look at - the house is stunning both inside and out. Also plenty to look at from An engineering point of view. We were there all day and still lots that we didn't do. Will definitely re-visit when in the area.

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158 reviews 158 reviews
41 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We are NT members and often visit Cragside - there is so much to see and do - lovely walks, beautiful gardens, a rockery to climb , the very interesting house (the first house lit by hydroelectricity in 1863). There's a wonderful view looking down to the lake, a great place for a picnic or to sit with the Sunday... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

we got lost in the labyrinth, the lakes were beautiful and the adventure playground was brilliant, We would recommend this place to all family's with young childern

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very interesting house with gadgets well worth a visit. Gardens are very well laid out with great walks around the estate. You can drive around the estate about 6 miles to look at the lakes, moorland, and forests. Don't miss this one rooms are set out with Armstrong's original items, and gadgets.

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had seen the place on Michael Burkes National Trust programme and wanted to visit. We were not disappointed from the moment we arrived until we left. I'd recommend the drive round the estate before setting out to explore on your own, go to the visitor centre and pick up a leaflet on their set out walks. We did the Armstrong... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This has it all for families and couples or anyone wanting to soak up local history. The grounds offer a 6 mile one way route, with stop off car parks to get out and walk the various paths through the estate and lakes. The formal gardens are a must and vey well presented. Then there is house. NT have done... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very interesting, and craggy, building - how it was built heaven knows. Very much "how the other half lived". We had to park quite some way from the house and the visitor centre is the opposite way so we didn't get to see it. The coffee hut did not entice me at at all though gather there a better one... More

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