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

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What's on

Upcoming events

Terrific trees trail

Fri 15 Dec 2017
Did you know that Cragside is home to some of the tallest trees in the UK?

Festive bauble trail

Fri 15 Dec 2017
Test your festive knowledge and try out our Christmas trail, finding all of the baubles along the way

Wreath making workshop

Fri 15 Dec 2017
Make a beautiful festive wreath for your home

Festive family fun

Sat 16 Dec 2017
Join us for family fun, trails and activities as we count down to Christmas

Christmas craft: make a tree decoration

Sat 16 Dec 2017
Make your Christmas tree extra special this year with a lovely homemade decoration!

Social rides - tour and bike hire (booking available soon)

Sun 21 Jan 2018
Hire a bike or bring your own and enjoy a guided cycle tour of the estate

Eating and shopping


Places to stay

The exterior of Garden Cottage

Turn your visit into a holiday 

Stay a little longer in one of our Formal Garden holiday cottages or the bunkhouse overlooking Tumbleton Lake



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 

Learn about the famous Lord Armstrong, discover examples of 19th-century technology and master the biodiversity and habitats of our streams, lakes and woodland.


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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