Cragside House and Gardens, Rothbury

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We came up as two couples for a day out exploring the house and walking. The house was fabulous, with interesting and helpful information provided but not an overwhelming amount and it was great to se...  read more »
  • Bring your own food and drink, as it is very expensive in the cafes. Huge and beautiful grounds to explore, and a fascinating house with an interesting history and surprising features - has a steam-pu...  read more »
  • This National Trust property is definitely a full days visit. The house is excellent. All the rooms are filled with very enthusiastic stewards who are only too happy to tell you about the history of t...  read more »
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