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Cragside

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 House is partially open while we complete a future-proofing project. Please visit the 'Planning your visit' page for details. Cragside is not participating in any free entry pass promotions. The labyrinth is closed due to waterlogged ground.

Planning your visit

A family of four, 3 adults and a child, are walking between the trees at Cragside.  It's autumn, and the leaves on the trees are turning and the ferns lining the path are orange. The sunlight is warm and golden.
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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 family studying the activity sheet and map on an Easter Trail.
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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 couple are walking two dogs between the trees in the Pinetum at Cragside. The autumn sunshine looks golden as it streams through the trees. The couple are in bobble hats and light jackets.
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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.
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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.

The 19th-century Clock Tower in the Formal Garden at Cragside, Northumberland.
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Things to do in the gardens at Cragside 

Experience a grand designer garden created for beauty and function which includes a Formal Garden, Rock Garden and the Pinetum. Find out what you could discover on your next visit.

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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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