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Cragside House and Gardens

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Breathtaking

In my view this is the best National Trust facility in the country. Great house, stunning gardens... read more

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JohnH3759
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Unexpected

Beautiful and wonderful place for all ages. Lord Armstrong was a amazing investor and ahead of his... read more

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shorthaul2015
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B6341 | 1 mile north of Rothbury, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park NE65 7PX, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In my view this is the best National Trust facility in the country. Great house, stunning gardens and walks for all abilities. Very informative and well set up. Designed for all age groups to enjoy to the full. This is a must see if you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

...not because of the house/gardens itself but more the NT's mismanagement of amenities there. Cragside House is phenomenal, a real sight to behold and like no other Victorian house I have ever visited...truly the best example to be found in the UK, surely? So, the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful and wonderful place for all ages. Lord Armstrong was a amazing investor and ahead of his time do visit his house full of gadgets. The garden is beautiful

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank shorthaul2015
Reviewed yesterday

We had to travel about an hour to get there but boy was it worth it. The house is unique with its inventions and engineering. The gardens you have to allow at least a day just for the local bits. If you go do not...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was Lord Armstrongs home and first house lit by hydro power. Well worth a look any time of year. Exceptional rhododendron displays in June and lots to do about the garden. Thw house is a marvel and again great to visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank NigelAlisonJnJ
Reviewed 2 days ago

Would not have known about this place if not for friends we were with. Well worth a visit. Fantastically interesting house with much history and beautiful gardens.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RKClarke
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always a must visit on visiting Northumberland and the gardens and walk didn’t disappoint. The cafe was excellent although table clearing was slow. NT shop poorly stocked though as usual.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Pammuchan1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Cragside house and gardens today. If you go there on a sunny day there are not more beautiful places. We visited the house first. Fully furnished lots to look at. Plenty of interesting things that take you back in time. There was a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HarryOrwell1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A really great day out, very interesting house he must have been enormously wealthy to create all of this, fabulous gardens, we could spend several days going round them.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dmack233
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been to Cragside a number of times and absolutely love it. Fortunately being NT members the entry cost was not a consideration. We love doing the marked out walks with our dog and though it was quite busy on most of the walks...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Nomad13775256028
April 22, 2019|
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Response from S1228WQdavidm | Reviewed this property |
I nwas on a package tour, which included admission
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Jessica P
April 22, 2019|
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Response from victorian986 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are quite a few footpaths in the grounds. You can definitely still enjoy a beautiful stroll around the grounds with a pram.
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433aimeel
April 16, 2019|
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Response from derewilson | Reviewed this property |
When you drive into Cragside you have to pay or make yourself a member of the national trust, if you were walking by there is loads of ways just to enter but all contributions count if you go past the entrance from the... More
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