Cragside

Visitors walking through the Rock Garden near Cragside House

Important notice -

The gardens, woodland and House (ground and second floors only) are open. You will need to book your visit in advance. You may be turned away if you arrive without a booking. The play area is currently closed while it's being extended.

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

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What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

The House (ground and second floors only) is operating a timed-entry system to manage capacity and support social distancing. Tickets to the House are arranged on arrival on a first come, first served basis. We can only guarantee admission to House with estate entry tickets between 10am and 11.30am. Gardens, woodland, shop and tearoom at Cragside are open. Please book tickets before you visit. You may be turned away without a ticket. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday, and you can book your tickets until 3pm the day before you visit. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Cragside (14 June - 20 June)

Sat 19 Jun 2021
10:00-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Cragside.

Timed entry to Cragside (21 June - 27 June)

Mon 21 Jun 2021
10:00-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Cragside.
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Things to see and do

The Main Entrance at Cragside, with an arched doorway and Virginia creeper

What to expect on your visit to the House 

Cragside House has re-opened. We have put some temporary measures in the place to ensure that you have an enjoyable and safe experience while exploring. These include timed-entry (arranged on arrival) and a one way system. Only the ground and second floors are open to support social distancing.

Walking Cragside

Explore the gardens at Cragside

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History

Lord and Lady Armstrong

Meet the Armstrongs

Cragside was created by two remarkable individuals, Lord William and Lady Margaret Armstrong. With Lord Armstrong’s passion for engineering and innovation mixed with Lady Armstrong's love of natural sciences; this duo created the Cragside estate we know today. Together they transformed a rocky Northumberland heathland into an efficient landscape to create the first house in the world to be lit by electricity.

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Eating and shopping

Scones and jam

Treats at light bites at the tea rooms

Break up your exploration of Cragside with a bite from the tea rooms. Found at the visitor centre, the tea rooms is serving a variety of refreshments and light lunches. Grab a treat for on the go, take a seat indoors or in the sun on the courtyard, or find a spot around the lake before discovering a new corner of Cragside. There are safety measures in place including screens at tills, collection points and waymarked routes. Your purchases help us to care for Cragside. We look forward to seeing you soon.

A table featuring the spring collection from Cragside shop

Take home a souvenir from your trip

The shop is now open at the visitor centre. Take home a souvenir from your trip to Cragside or find a gift for a loved one. The shop is filled with home accessories, kids books and toys, items by local artists and makers as well as sweet treats to take home. We have put measures in place to keep everyone safe including screens and reduced capacity. The team look forward to seeing you soon.

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Our work

 The Drawing Room with the Italian marble chimney

Drawing Room Conservation Project at Cragside 

The Drawing Room at Cragside is undergoing a major conservation project over the next few months to conserve two major features in this grand room; the marble fireplace and chenille carpet.

Formal Garden at Cragside

Growing green: Gardeners blog 

In the last year we’ve all been discovering the importance of being outdoors whether it’s being in the garden or discovering nature on the doorstep. In this month's blog, Gardener Holly tells us about what the team are up to and how being outdoors has helped their mental wellbeing. There also a couple of top tips for the garden and home and what flowers to look out for at Cragside and near you.

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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