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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  • This house, the home built by Lord Armstrong, is amazing. It was the first house to have electricity supplied by its own hydro power. The rooms and furnishings are all as they were when Lord Armstrong...  more »
  • This is without doubt one of the best NT properties that we have visited. Not only is the house itself of unique interest and filled with numerous artifacts and original fittings but the grounds are a...  more »
  • I found the house very nice and the tour guide was very info on the house. the garden was vary nice with the power house was good.