Cragside, National Trust


Cragside is a striking North East Victorian house and National Trust property with an extraordinary history, which can be found surrounded by impressive gardens in the heart of Northumberland. It is at Cragside that visitors will discover an engineer’s dream perched high on a rocky crag. Cragside was the home of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and landscape genius and the imposing Victorian property was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. 

What started as a modest country retreat for engineer and inventor William Armstrong and his wife Margaret became the most technologically advanced house of its time with every home comfort imaginable, as well as being an Arts and Crafts masterpiece.

Explore the surrounding landscape at Cragside where you’ll find one of the largest rock gardens in Europe, a blooming formal garden and over 40 miles of lakeside and woodland walks. Cragside in Northumberland, is also famed for its spectacular swathes of rhododendrons and attracts visitors who love to wander its gardens as well as find out more about the ground-breaking engineer who lived there centuries ago. 

Cragside is a great day out for the family in Northumberland with plenty of things to do with kids from den building, an Adventure Play Area, chance to take on the Labyrinth and opportunities to have a go with craft and activities in the Young Engineers' Zone.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£18.00 per ticket type
Child£9.00 per ticket type
Family£45.00 per ticket type

Prices for Gardens and woodland only: Adult: £13, Child: £6.50, Family: £32.50 (less in winter)

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Cragside (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)