Cragside House and Gardens, Rothbury

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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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  • August 20, 2017
    We were quite taken aback with Cragside. It is not one of the trusts biggest or grandest properties but.... It has an amazing story to tell and is in a spectacular location. The house has some grand r...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    I'm local, but had never visited Cragside before yesterday as I presumed that it was just a pretty house with a nice view and not much else. How wrong I was! First of all, the drive to -and through- t...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    A must place to go lots of places to se you need 2 or more visit for the house and gardens and maze take your camera  more »

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