Cragside house surrounded by autumn colours

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

The Entrance Front at Cragside

Group visits to Cragside 

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.


What's on

Upcoming events

Conservation in Action

Tue 26 Sep 2017
Meet the conservation volunteers and learn more about the work they do

Garden walks

Tue 26 Sep 2017
Come for a guided walk around the Formal Garden with volunteers Chris and Geoff.

Victorian Baking

Wed 27 Sep 2017
Imagine being greeted by the smell of fresh baking as you walk through the doors of the house...

The BIG bulb plant

Sat 30 Sep 2017
Join the gardening team and help them plant some bulbs on the estate

Turning water into light walk

Wed 04 Oct 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.

Trust10 run

Sun 22 Oct 2017
Have a go at a free 10k run through the estate on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)

Eating and shopping


Places to stay

The exterior of Garden Cottage

Holiday with us 

Make your visit a little longer with a stay in our bunkhouse or holiday cottages



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, spot a squirrel in the pinetum, catch a glimpse of the green woodpecker over the Valley Garden or spot a house martin outside the Visitor Centre.



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