Cragside

Cragside house surrounded by trees

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

Cragside

Things to see and do

Cragside

What's on

Upcoming events

Behind the scenes conservation house tour

Tue 25 Jun 2019
11:30-12:30
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the servants’ wing of the house

Victorian Baking

Wed 26 Jun 2019
13:00-15:30
Imagine being greeted by the smell of fresh baking as you walk through the doors of the house... (event subject to volunteer availability).

Turning water into light walk

Wed 03 Jul 2019
13:00-15:00
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.

Introduction to canoe

Sat 06 Jul 2019
10:00-12:00
Enjoy a 1.5 hour canoeing session, suitable for beginners and upwards.

Introduction to kayak

Sat 06 Jul 2019
10:30-12:30
This introduction to kayaking features a 1.5 session led by a professional instructor

Explore by canoe

Sat 06 Jul 2019
12:30-13:30
Enjoy a serene guided tour of the lake
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Eating and shopping

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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.

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Groups

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.

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Places to stay

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History

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.

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Learning

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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