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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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+44 1669 620333
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A truly wonderful day out, factual, interesting and intriguing, something for the whole family, beautiful gardens and more beautiful house, take a picnic and go, we will... read more

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to visit Cragside House and Gardens and had a very enriching experience of visiting the world's first house that was lit using hydro electricity. My children liked the explanation of how electricity was generated and had a good play around with all the resources available to find how Lord Armstrong used physics to do some amazing innovation. We... More 

Thank Alison R
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a visit here as the grounds are extensive and there are numerous interesting walks to do, as well as the house to visit. There are two cafes and a small shop. Before going into the house we walked down through the rockery and to the small iron bridge, passing a fabulous tree sculpture on the way.The house is... More 

Thank Gillian T
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A truly wonderful day out, factual, interesting and intriguing, something for the whole family, beautiful gardens and more beautiful house, take a picnic and go, we will definitely go back

Thank karannaphil
Ashington, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A place I'd never been too but always wanted to visit . Bit pricey to get in but every penny was well spent . The house was spectacular to see , very interesting . Followed by a drive and walks around the estate . So many things of interest to see . We spent 4 hours here and loved it... More 

Thank Ashley B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely house to visit. Owned and run by this National Trust so it's free admission for NT members. The first house in the world to have electric lighting. Plenty to see in and around the house. The Visitor Centre has the usual shop and restaurant (although slow service in the restaurant created a long, slow moving queue). Plenty of... More 

Thank DavieD46
United Kingdom
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170 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointing in many respects. The history of mid/late Victorian electrical engineering is a fascinating one, but the story wasn't told well. Neither was the story of the house, nor the family itself. It needs a complete rewrite of the interpretation, since it is presented as a set of very beautiful, interesting rooms rather than a collection. It's also expensive;... More 

Thank ozzertjie
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The house is fascinating. Interesting slice of victoriana along with information on the house as the first user of hydroelectric power. Great position overlooking the moors, surrounded by woodland and rhododendrons. Some steep paths, although lots of car parks around the site so you can do a circuit and stop at all the landmarks. Lots of walking tracks and picnic... More 

Thank PerTheCat
Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit to the house & gardens ..A beautiful house with lots of things to see & enjoy.. Great to go back in time & see how they lived ..They were cooking Easter Biscuits & Cookies in the kitchen & we were given the opportunity to taste them . The formal gardens are well set out ..but will... More 

Thank David H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a drive out to see the Cragside house and gardens. The house was well worth the visit as was the walk to the formal garden and drive around the estate. The house had the fisrt electric lights powered by hyrdo generated power and how that was manged was very enlightening and well worth the visit

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From entering gates to leaving staff very well organised, it was very busy due to Easter treats for children. Grounds are superb and well laid out with lots of trails of varying lengths including a maze. Cafes and shop available and toilets dotted around the varying car parks. The formal gardens are stunning with fabulous views of the house. Cragside... More 

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