Cragside House

Important notice -

Cragside is closed, please do not travel to the estate. All National Trust houses, gardens, parks, toilets, cafes, shops and car parks are now closed to further restrict the spread of coronavirus.

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

More about this place


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.



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