Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and woodland - the wonder of its age
Enter the world of Lord Armstrong - Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. Cragside house was truly a wonder of its age.
Discover the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. It is crammed full of ingenious gadgets - most of them still working. The gardens are incredible. One of the largest rock gardens in Europe leads down to the Iron Bridge, which in turn leads to the formal garden. Children will love our adventure play area and exploring Nelly's Labyrinth, a network of paths and tunnels cut out of a vast area of rhododendron forest.
Awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence, and voted third runner up in Period Ideas Magazine Heritage Property of the Year Awards 2016, experience the wonder of Cragside for yourself.
The House at Cragside - Cragside, the dream home of Lord and Lady Armstrong - a Victorian house that was light-years ahead of its time. The home of hydroelectricity, Lord and Lady Armstrong used their wealth, art and science in an ingenious way. What began as a modest country retreat quickly became one of the most technologically advanced homes of the Victorian age.
Family Fun at Cragside - From Den Building in the woodland to getting lost in the Labyrinth, there's plenty of family adventures to be had at Cragside. Refuel hungry explorers with a kids lunch pack in the tea-rooms, and find perfect pocket-money treats in the shop.
Explore the gardens - Voted by the public as Britain's Best Garden in Landlove Magazine Awards 2016, a Pinetum, Rock Garden and Formal Garden all work together to make up the beautiful surroundings of Cragside.