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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  • This is one of the gems in the north east. Very interesting indeed and not to be missed if visiting. The house is great and set in beautiful surroundings. Whatever you think of the Armstrong family, b...  more »
  • Once the home of Lord Armstrong, the inventor of hydroelectricity, Cragside was the first house in the world with hydroelectric power. . You can find out all about this in the displays on site. The ho...  more »
  • A wonderful day out, educational history/engineering, lovely gardens, lakes and walks. Nice cafe and very friendly informative NT staff. Been a few times and never dis appointed.