Cragside House and Gardens, Rothbury

Must see · Architectural Building · Historic Site
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 to see Cragside House and Gardens and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rothbury trip planner.
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  • Even with the house shut there is plenty to see and do. You need to be fit and enjoy walking in order to get the most from your visit as there is only so much you can see from your car on this very...  more »
  • Beautiful garden beautiful place the carriage drive is a must. Loved it. Lots of lovely walks. Lovely picnic areas. Covid friendly  more »

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