The house at Cragside tucked up for winter conservation

Important notice -

Please be aware that the estate is now closed until 18 February 2017.

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


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Explorer weekends

Sat 18 Feb 2017
Become an adventurer!

Time to Dress

Tue 21 Feb 2017
Please note - April and May dates available to book at beginning of February. A Victorian costume activity session for children lead by the Learning Team ending with a unique "over the ropes" photo opportunity

Wildlife Wednesday - Make a bird feeder

Wed 22 Feb 2017
Make a present for our feathery friends

Gardener Question Time

Thu 09 Mar 2017
Meet the team behind the scenes and discover more about Cragside's gardens.

Mother's Day

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Treat mum to a day out at Cragside.

Run Nation 10k run

Sat 01 Apr 2017
Lace up your trainers and get running!

Eating and shopping



A robin sits in the Formal Garden

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

Armstrong - our local hero 

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

Garden and Park Cottages in the frost

Holiday with us 

From an over-night school visit to a relaxing family holiday Cragside has it all, set in the beautiful surroundings of the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity.