Cragside House in autumn

Important notice -

Please be aware that some rooms in the house are 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

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!

Gardener Q&A

Thu 09 Mar 2017
Meet the team behind the scenes and discover more about Cragside's gardens.

Mother's Day

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Treat mum to a day out at Cragside.

Run Nation 10k run

Sat 01 Apr 2017
Lace up your trainers and get running!

Turning Water into Light walk

Wed 05 Apr 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 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.