Cragside House and Gardens, Rothbury

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Must see · Architectural Building · Historic Site
Experience the life of the 19th-century aristocracy at Cragside House and Gardens. Originally built as a modest lodge on a rocky hillside in 1863, the world's first home to be lit using hydroelectric power subsequently transformed into the Free Tudor mansion you'll encounter today. Start your tour in the house, which showcases a large collection of fine art and opulent furnishings. Head out to the gardens, where you'll find a hedgerow labyrinth and the world's largest rock garden. Afterward, take your rest in the Tea Rooms while enjoying traditional English tea and homemade scones. Check out the on-site shop for high-quality souvenirs, such as handcrafted pottery and local foods. Plan to see Cragside House and Gardens and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rothbury trip planner.
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  • great park for you and your dog free car parking but the only thing is car park is very Smallsuch a beautiful place very picturesque great if love ❤️ ducks 🦆 and geese make sure you bring some wild....  more »
  • Even on a miserable day, this place was a delight to visit. The Victorian house is very impressive with lots of artefacts bringing the place to life. The grounds, all 1000 acres, are rather unique...  more »
  • Beautiful and scenic - Cragside has loads to do for adults and kids. The trails are fantastic, you can visit Lord Armstrong's House and learn lots about our local history! The gardens are amazing and looked after so well including the rock garden leading to the house! Definitely worth the visit!!! : ) Perfect to visit all times of the year - lots of trails to follow too!
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