Cragside House in autumn

Important notice -

Saturday 13 February the estate drive will be closed whilst we re-surface parts of the road. You can still access the Adventure Play Area, Labyrinth, lakes and the top of the estate on foot. The drive will be open as normal from Sunday 14 February.

Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and woodland - the wonder of its age


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Totem Trail

Sun 14 Feb 2016
Follow the Totem Trail around the woodland and discover Cragside's North American connections.

Make a bouquet

Thu 18 Feb 2016
Experiment with the Victorian language of flowers to make a paper "bouquet" to send a secret message - can anyone decipher what you are saying?

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 25 Mar 2016
Bunny has been up to all sorts of mischief at Cragside, hopping around Tumbleton hiding clues and chocolate surprises for our visitors to find. See if you can help the bunnies into their burrows to receive a Cadbury's chocolate reward!

Ranger walks

Sat 26 Mar 2016
Join one of our Rangers for a rugged hike to explore parts of Cragside that are off the beaten track. You'll be led through the amazing landscape of rocks, caves and secret pathways that you just can't see through the car window!

Victorian Baking

Wed 30 Mar 2016
Imagine being greeted by the smell of fresh baking as you walk through the doors...Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes as they whip up various traditional treats in the magnificent kitchen.

Conservation in Action

Wed 30 Mar 2016
Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside's collection. Subject to volunteer availability.

Eating and shopping



A historical black and white print of The Lodge 'Cragside', Northumberland, dated 1864-6, before Norman Shaw's additions.

Unearth our History 

Three influential people helped to create the special place we know and love today. Learn more about them and their combined vision.



 A red squirrel at the base of a Cragside tree

Uncover the Wildlife 

See herons on Nelly's Moss lakes, catch a glimpse of the green woodpecker over the Valley Garden or spot a House Martin outside our Visitor Centre.


Get involved

Victoria Baking Days at Cragside

Join our team 

We've many roles to tempt you to join our team including; becoming a room guide or a member of our behind the scenes team. You can also become a learning assistant and help deliver our educational program or get active and help manage out vast landscape.



Children sitting on a tree stump beside the tree sculpture known as Douglas

A new way to learn 

Learn about the famous Lord Armstrong, discover examples of 19th-century technology and master the biodiversity and habitats of our streams, lakes and woodland.


Places to stay