Important notice -

On 14 May scaffolding will be in place for at least 12 weeks to assist with the painting of the house exterior. Tues 15 May: No disruptions to access to the house or Carriage Drive, one small path closure in the rock garden.

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


Things to see and do

A Rhododendron flower in full bloom at Cragside, Northumberland

Rhododendron watch 

It's nearly that time of the year again...

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What's on

Upcoming events

Women of industry: Industrial innovation? Part of Women and Power

Wed 23 May 2018
A new exhibition will share the experiences of women who worked in some of Newcastle's most iconic industrial environments, exploring the contribution women made to industry at a time of major societal shift

Kayaking and canoeing

Thu 24 May 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

Ultimate STEAM challenge

Sat 26 May 2018
William Armstrong was a great scientist and inventor who made Cragside the first house to be powered by hydroelectricity

Trust10 run

Sun 27 May 2018
Have a go at a free 10k run through the estate on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)

Volunteer taster weekend

Fri 01 Jun 2018
Looking to try something new? Book onto a volunteer taster day and see if volunteering at Cragside could be for you

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 

Please note due to staff changes we will currently not be taking school bookings until later in the year


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Art and collections

Our collections

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