Cragside House in autumn

Important notice -

The estate reopens 18 February 2017. Please be aware that some rooms in the house will be closed for conservation purposes.

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


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Make a sun catcher

Mon 20 Feb 2017
Beat the Monday blues and catch a ray of sunshine!

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 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

Create some wild art!

Thu 23 Feb 2017
Tick off number 18 in your 50 Things scrapbook

50 Things Friday - Plant it, grow it, eat it

Fri 24 Feb 2017
Now's the time to get sowing!

Explorer weekends

Sat 25 Feb 2017
Become an adventurer!

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.