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Cragside House and Gardens

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Address: B6341 | 1 mile north of Rothbury, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park NE65 7PX, England
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Stunning house and gardens

There is so much of interest in the house you could spend hours studying all the furnishings. There is just enough information in each room to provide an introduction, and then... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jenny W
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York, United Kingdom

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is so much of interest in the house you could spend hours studying all the furnishings. There is just enough information in each room to provide an introduction, and then there are guides available to answer your questions. Unusually, you are able to wander at will and explore where you want. The Archimedes screw mechanism in the grounds was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Cragside today and was really impressed. Such an impressive house both inside and out. The surrounding grounds and gardens should be thoroughly explored as they are beautiful. Don't be put off by slightly remote location is well worth a visit as it's in a truly stunning part of the world.

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time visiting Craigside and we were blown away! The grounds and gardens were beautiful. You could walk around for hours. The house itself is breathtaking. The views of the grounds from inside are great and the rooms are well preserved. The kitchen and "spa" rooms were our favorite. Would definitely come back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best National Trust houses we have been too, the house itself was beautiful and there were alot of rooms open. The gardens are large and have a nice mixture of formal and informal gardens. We also really liked the fact that you could drive around the gardens on a special route and stop off in... More 

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Thank Michelle D
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see house and garden. It's the kind if place you could live in, well I could if I had a couple or twenty staff. It is so beautiful and the gardens are wonderful.

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Thank Pamela L
Northumberland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited Cragside from childhood we have been here many times in all weathers and seasons. It never disappoints and there is something new to discover each time. Away from the house/car park area it is secluded and quiet. Walking up to the Lakes you could be deceived into thinking you were the only person there. The house is interesting... More 

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Thank Tallis
County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A day visit with our National Trust Membership. A really unforgettable experience. The setting is superb. And the House and Gardens are simply amazing and a roll back in time. We started with the house which was informative and showed all the inventions which made it special. Lots of lovely gardens to walk around and a nice find with "Douglas".... More 

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Thank Debi-Mike28
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

National Trust property with fantastic house and gardens. Beware though, walking boots required to make the most of the gardens. Saying that, there are options for combined drive/walk to explore the gardens. Extremely interesting house with hydroelectric power behind lots of area of house development. Intriguing stories from local guides. Will certainly go back, and back, and back. Certainly helps... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This somewhere you need to visit more than once. The house is where the first hydro electric light bulbs were fitted. He also invented the device that raises Tower bridge, uses still Archimedes screw to generate electricity amongst other things. Nice cafe and meals on offer, lots of paths to walk, garden to see and an estate drive of around... More 

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Thank martin h
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all the NT properties this is probably our favorite. I love the building, the gardens and the history of it's creation. This is the first building in the world to use hydroelectric power, and the estate gave jobs to so many people. Lady Armstrong planted breathtaking gardens in the area that was pretty much thinly covered rocks, and I... More 

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