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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

Cragside is not participating in any free pass promotions such as vouchers found in newspapers/magazines and online. Free entry for under 5s and National Trust members. The Carriage Drive opens at the slightly later time of 12 noon every Thursday.

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.
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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 of three walking along a path in the Rock Garden. It's rhododendron season and the family are surrounded by pink and purple flowers.
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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.

A child doing cartwheels on the stone banks of Nelly's Moss Lakes at Cragside.
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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 family walking between the trees at Cragside on a sunny day.
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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.

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Cragside map 

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

A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland

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