Tumbleton lake amongst frosty fields

Important notice -

Please be aware that the house is closed until 18 February 2017. The estate, gardens, tea rooms and shop are open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 18 December. Last admission is 3pm.

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


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Christmas at Cragside

Fri 09 Dec 2016
We're getting into the festive spirit!

Explorer weekends

Sat 18 Feb 2017
Become an adventurer!

Grow Monday

Mon 20 Feb 2017
Where flowers bloom, so does hope...

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 lead by the Learning Team ending with a unique "over the ropes" photo opportunity

Give it a whirl Wednesday

Wed 22 Feb 2017
Try something different!

Crafty Thursday

Thu 23 Feb 2017
Its time to get crafty!

Eating and shopping



 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.


Places to stay

 Garden Cottage in the grounds of Cragside which is used by the National Trust as a holiday cottage

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.