Cragside House and Iron Bridge

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


Things to see and do

A mother and children play in the Labyrinth

Family fun at Cragside 

There are plenty of family adventures to be had at Cragside. Have fun with 50 things, explore the woodland, get lost in the Labyrinth, head out on a family walk, build a den, visit the Young Engineer’s zone, get messy on the Barefoot Walk and whizz down the slide in the Adventure Play Area!


What's on

Upcoming events

Otter spotter trail

Sat 29 Apr 2017
Ollie Otter has been running riot around Tumbleton lake...

Conservation in Action

Mon 01 May 2017
Meet the conservation volunteers and learn more about the work they do

Garden walks

Tue 02 May 2017
Come for a guided walk around the Formal Garden with volunteers Chris and Geoff.

Victorian Baking

Wed 03 May 2017
Imagine being greeted by the smell of fresh baking as you walk through the doors of the house...

Gardener Q&A

Thu 04 May 2017
Meet the team behind the scenes and discover more about Cragside's gardens.

Turning Water into Light walk

Wed 10 May 2017
Join our engineer Robin Wright on a 3 mile walk to hear all about Lord Armstrong and his lifelong passion for water power at the first place to be lit by hydroelectricity.

Eating and shopping



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

History of Cragside 

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

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.


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