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Cragside House and Gardens

B6341 | 1 mile north of Rothbury, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park NE65 7PX, England
+44 1669 620333
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A must visit

The house was amazing and Lord Armstrong was such a pioneer it was wonderful to stroll through the... read more

Reviewed today
john m
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An extensive estate with lots to see and discover. We visted, as NT members, Cragside twice while... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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“estate drive” (240 reviews)
“formal gardens” (236 reviews)
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B6341 | 1 mile north of Rothbury, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park NE65 7PX, England
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+44 1669 620333
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Reviewed today

The house was amazing and Lord Armstrong was such a pioneer it was wonderful to stroll through the rooms and be immersed in a Victorian experience. So many outstanding features you really need a full day to explore. As usual the volunteers were excellent and...More

Thank john m
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An extensive estate with lots to see and discover. We visted, as NT members, Cragside twice while staying in Rothbury. Once in the late morning for the estate drive with a picknick near the Cragend quarry. A second time for visiting the house. Both visits...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Our third or fourth visit here. One of the best if not the best National Trust properties. Very interesting history of engineering and hydroelectricty, but still had the feeling of a lived in home. A definite plus is the mini-bus service around the property -...More

Thank Glen R
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is without doubt one of the jewels in the crown of the National Trust.. The house is situated on the side of the hill and is both luxuriously appointed and has much of the original furniture and fittings. It is also one of the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited today in order to see the Rhododendron displays which were very attractive. Cragside is always worth a visit whatever time of year but the additional colour in the Rhododendrons and Azaleas was a real advantage today.

Thank bdon257
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visiting Northumberland with OH to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Cragside has been on our list of places to visit for some time. The website alerted us to the scaffolding g that would blight the views of the house frontage but they were only partially complete...More

1  Thank Cornishchuckle
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on spec, on a hot sunny day, looking for somewhere wooded to walk the dog. Initially the rather steep entry cost almost put us off, but we paid up and went in. The walks were wonderful, the history fascinating, and the engineering displays...More

1  Thank seabhag
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The grounds are lovely but the area is VERY hilly and some of the steps very warn and if you have many people trying them at the same time!!! The carriage drive is good, but if you are the car driver you don't get much...More

Thank barbaravinger
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This time we didn't look around the house because the grounds and formal gardens were a delight on a sunny day in May. Don't forget that if you are a member the entrance and parking is free. There is also a small restaurant serving good...More

1  Thank J_Jarndyce
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Got there early (sat nav, in its infinite wisdom taking us the cross country route!). Had a wander round the garden, then headed into the house. What a rabbit Warren of rooms. It’s so easy to lose your bearings and you looked out a window...More

Thank Lucy B
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deb14_11
May 20, 2018|
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Response from JanInJapan | Reviewed this property |
If Cragside isn’t possible, you could try a designated cycling route at Wallington Hall, an NT property not too far away that is well worth visiting (see reviews on TripAdvisor).
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londoner434
May 10, 2018|
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Response from Phil A | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with the other comments. You could skip round in about a half-hour or be more curious and study the contents and spend an hour or so of enjoyable education. The staff on site are very knowledgeable about the... More
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cas233
April 26, 2018|
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Response from Q870KTrobinb | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Cannot add much, other than to say it is a great place to visit, but you need to set aside a day. Take it easy, perhaps do the ground floor in the morning, have your packed lunch then do the upstairs in the afternoon... More
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