People walking across the Iron Bridge at Cragside

Important notice -

During the winter we carry out conservation work on the estate. Please note that the carriage drive is closed on Thursdays until 12pm and the house is currently closed on weekdays. Grounds and woodlands are open 11am-3pm everyday, last entry 2pm.

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


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

The Lost Puppy winter trail

Sun 19 Jan 2020
Visit Cragside this winter and follow the magical tale of Silkie, the lost puppy.

Sold Out: Behind the scenes conservation house tour

Sun 19 Jan 2020
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the servants’ wing of the house

Trust 10 run

Sun 26 Jan 2020
Have a go at a free 10k run through the estate on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Stargazing: Moon night

Sat 01 Feb 2020
Join us at Cragside this February for a moon night, where we’ll be gazing into the night sky to discover all things lunar.

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