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Explore Britain's original smart home which sits at the heart of a grand designer garden.

Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX

Cragside House on a spring day. The House is surrounded by green trees and there are some flowers appearing in the Rock Garden that surrounded it.

Important notice

The Carriage Drive will be closed all day on Thursday 25 April, as we need to fell a tree which was damaged during a recent storm. The closure will impact the Rocky Ramble and Building Cragside walks. All other footpaths remain open during this time.

Planning your visit

An adult with four children on a visit at Cragside. They are walking along a rugged path with views of the Northumberland Hills in the distance.

Useful information for planning your visit to Cragside 

We want everyone to feel welcome when visiting Cragside. In this article we've pulled together some top tips to help you get the most out of your visit.

A child doing cartwheels on the stone banks of Nelly's Moss Lakes at Cragside.

Family fun at Cragside 

Enjoy a jam-packed day with the kids on your visit to Cragside. There is lots to see, do and explore, for a fun-filled day out.

A family walking between the trees at Cragside on a sunny day.

Things to do outdoors at Cragside 

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful stroll or a challenging hike, there is a waymarked walk for everyone at Cragside. A network of 40-miles of footpaths will take you under the canopy of towering trees, across timber bridges, between rugged rocks, along the banks of sparkling lakes and under arches of rhododendron.

A golden-coloured labrador is looking at the camera. It has a cheery face and its tongue is out. He is stood on the Rock Garden steps at Cragside.

Visiting Cragside with your dog 

Cragside is a two pawprint rated place. With over 40 miles of footpaths, Cragside is great place to stretch your legs with your dog. Read our top tips to help make the most of your visit.

Visitors going down steps amidst the dense planting as they explore the Rock Garden at Cragside, Northumberland

Things to do in the gardens at Cragside 

Explore the ultimate designer garden. With spectacular vision, William and Margaret Armstrong transformed the grounds from a bare moorside into a fantasy mountain landscape. Created for beauty and function you’ll discover towering trees, overflowing flower beds, trickling burns, dramatic water cascades and engineered lakes that were created to harness the power of water.


Cragside map 

Take a look at the map of Cragside to help plan your visit.

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire


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