Cragside house surrounded by trees

Important notice -

From August 2019, the carriage drive will open at the later time of 12pm every Thursday to allow regular conservation work to be carried out.

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


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Kaleidoscope! Summer at Cragside

Mon 22 Jul 2019
This summer at Cragside, we're exploring different ways of changing and enhancing the way we experience the natural world around us.

Victorian Baking

Wed 24 Jul 2019
Imagine being greeted by the smell of fresh baking as you walk through the doors of the house... (event subject to volunteer availability).

Splashdown kids camp

Fri 26 Jul 2019
Calling all kids aged 7-11, join us for an adventure on the lake!

Canoe hire - 45 minutes

Fri 26 Jul 2019
Hire a canoe and have a tranquil afternoon on Tumbleton lake

Kayak hire - 45 minutes

Fri 26 Jul 2019
Hire a kayak and explore Tumbleton lake

Explore by canoe

Sat 27 Jul 2019
Enjoy a serene guided tour of the lake

Eating and shopping


Our work

An old photograph of the visitor centre (formerly the stable block) before restoration

Celebrating over 40 years of the National Trust at Cragside 

In 1971, architectural historian Mark Girouard was asked by the National Trust to compile a list of the most important Victorian houses the charity should save should they become available. He placed Cragside at the top of that list, and in 1977, Cragside was acquired.



The Entrance Front at Cragside

Group visits 

Plan and book your group visit and discover Cragside - the dream home of Lord and Lady Armstrong and the home where modern living began. The first home in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity, there's plenty to explore at Cragside.


Places to stay



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.




Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Cragside on the National Trust Collections website