Cragside House and Gardens, Rothbury
(4.8/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
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 your visit to Cragside House and Gardens and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rothbury travel itinerary maker.
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  • Great place for all the family with very good visitor centre, lovely interesting house, great gardens and views and miles of walking tracks. We were there for 4 hours and as it was rather damp did not...  more »
  • It's was a beautiful place but I was a bit disappointed that the house was shut just because it is November which is a bit silly, quite a lot of walking and steep climbs, very slippery as it was wet w...  more »
  • Lovely place to visit any time of the year, but Autumn is fantastic. Beautiful colours all around. Good to visit on colder days, cafe always open. Lovely hot soup and a bun. Great.