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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
Phone Number: 44 1669 620333

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An amazing place

We've been coming to Rothbury for nearly 20 years, both B&B and renting a cottage and we always have a full day out here, not always in the house, but always in the grounds. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sian P
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been coming to Rothbury for nearly 20 years, both B&B and renting a cottage and we always have a full day out here, not always in the house, but always in the grounds. The grounds are stunning at any time of the year, but particularly in Autumn. Sadly, the road to the bird hide was closed due to essential... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is lots to do and see here though we thought the entry price was high. The house is interesting and there are lots of walks. The 6 mile drive around the estate is worth doing. The tea room does excellent gluten free cheese scones and good home made soup.

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Freckleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our visit was primarily to see the house and we certainly were not disappointed. You can explore the house independently and pick up useful information sheets in each room and you can appreciate how Armstrong developed and extended the house with his array of inventions and innovations. We enjoyed a walk to the iron bridge and around to the Pump... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best NT properties there is, it's full of information and unlike some properties looks like it was lived in, really good to see Armstrong's traditions of using water are being kept up with the Archimedes Screw providing some power, wonderful grounds for a wonder or a drive round, this is what you join the NT... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent the whole day at this fabulous place with every aspect being interesting and well presented. We live close to Tyntsfield in Somerset and go a lot but Cragside is something else. Suitable for gardeners, walkers, engineers and country house fans of all ages. If you intend to eat there go to the visitor centre NOT the house as latter... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an exceptionally interesting fascinating beautiful house. We loved the visit. Each room is full of beautiful items or very clever gadgets. The first electric lights ran by brilliant hydrolics, Archemides screw in the grounds, an incredible Turkish bath and shower area. The areas of interest are just too numerous. Beautiful William Morris decor and brilliant unique Victorian gadgets.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cragside is a fabulous place to visit. So many aspects to enjoy: a beautiful but practical large house which retains a very 'liveable' feel; Arts & Crafts design; collections and artefacts throughout; the whole hydro-electric history; the insights into the NE's industrial past; the gardens; the story of a lawyer made good (as an inventor/engineer)......Seriously, this is a gem of... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I think this Cragside House and gardens is my favourite NT site so far. The house has been presented in a way in which imagination can discover how life must have been. I particularly enjoyed looking in the bedrooms and living areas, not too over crowded with stuff but looked like the inhabitants had gone out for the day, super.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Both my wife are I agree that Cragside is one of the nicest country houses we've ever been to. If you are in the area, and you like country houses then this is a must see.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just look up Cragside to read about its fascinating history. The grounds are beautiful and include a circular drive of approx. 7 miles, with various car parks where you can stop and explore further. No formal route around the house - go where it takes you.

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