A family walk along a path with the house in the background

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


Secrets of the National Trust at Cragside

Join Alan Titchmarsh as he goes behind the scenes at our places in a second series of Secrets of the National Trust. He explores Cragside, which was the home of William Armstrong, a Victorian industrialist, scientist and philanthropist who came to be known as the ‘Modern Magician’. Thanks to his ingenuity Cragside became the world’s first ‘eco home’ - lit by hydroelectric power and brimming with Armstrong’s ingenious inventions that intrigued even royalty. Tune in on 27 March at 8pm, Channel 5 to find out more.


What's on

Upcoming events

Terrific trees trail

Sun 18 Mar 2018
Did you know that Cragside is home to some of the tallest trees in the UK? Find out more on this self-guided trail

Trust10 run

Sun 25 Mar 2018
Have a go at a free 10k run through the estate on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Harness the power of nature for a yummy Cadbury chocolate egg...

Easter family fun

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Join us this Easter holiday for family fun guaranteed to keep your little bunnies happy!

Kayaking and canoeing

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Canoe and Kayak is back for 2018 once again we'll be working with Cullercoats Bike and Kayak to bring you exciting new ways to see Cragside this season

Decorate an Easter cookie

Tue 03 Apr 2018
Come and join us in the tea-rooms this Easter, where we'll be on hand to help you decorate an Easter biscuit

Eating and shopping


Places to stay



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.



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.



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.


Get involved


Art and collections

Our collections

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