Cragside house surrounded by trees

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


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Turning water into light walk

Wed 19 Jun 2019
Join our engineer Robin Wright on a 2 mile walk to hear all about Lord Armstrong and his lifelong passion for water power at the first place to be lit by hydroelectricity.

Victorian Baking

Wed 19 Jun 2019
Imagine being greeted by the smell of fresh baking as you walk through the doors of the house... (event subject to volunteer availability).

Introduction to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP)

Sat 22 Jun 2019
This 1.5 hour session includes comprehensive instruction, from beginner level onwards.

Alnwick Embroiderers' Guild at Cragside

Sat 22 Jun 2019
Join us at Cragside to see Alnwick Embroiderers' Guild in action, who have come to the house to stitch for the Embroiders Guild National Stitch Day.

Explore by stand-up paddleboard (SUP)

Sat 22 Jun 2019
Come for a guided tour of Tumbleton lake by stand-up paddleboard (SUP)

Trust 10 run

Sun 23 Jun 2019
Have a go at a free 10k run through the estate on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December)

Eating and shopping


Our work

An old photograph of the visitor centre (formerly the stable block) before restoration

Celebrating over 40 years of the National Trust at Cragside 

In 1971, architectural historian Mark Girouard was asked by the National Trust to compile a list of the most important Victorian houses the charity should save should they become available. He placed Cragside at the top of that list, and in 1977, Cragside was acquired.



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.


Places to stay



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.




Art and collections

Our collections

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