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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  • What a fantastic day. Went with family 2 kids (3 & 10). Started well with the excellent service on the gate with the manager solving our entry issues quickly and efficiently. The house is interesting ...  more »
  • Great walks,great visitors centre, spent the day but need more time, will do the house next time. Loads of places to picnic, truly beautiful place and great history  more »
  • Listen to the talk outside if at all possible - it will make your visit more enjoyable and interesting. A fascinating house regarding the use of hydroelectricity. Huge gardens with many walks of varyi...  more »