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Cragside House and Gardens

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Address: B6341 | 1 mile north of Rothbury, Rothbury, Northumberland National Park NE65 7PX, England
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Superb day out

Our kids bought us National Trust memberships for Christmas and this was our first outing. Cragside is an amazing place with over one hundred rooms, beautiful gardens and... read more

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Crook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our kids bought us National Trust memberships for Christmas and this was our first outing. Cragside is an amazing place with over one hundred rooms, beautiful gardens and extensive grounds.Highly recommended.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited today and had a lovely time. The house was in a bit of disaray as it had been used over the winter break by a film crew, but still lots to see and all the staff were polite and had great knowledge of the house and its history. We drove round to the play area for our picnic,... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my two sons one of which is disabled. I was expecting to pay for the kids and my entrance would be free as a carer. However the lovely man on the gate gave us free entry. Just to note they only accept cash on entry but the gift shop cafe etc all take cards. Didn't really look much at... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I did not ow much about Cragside before we went but it's actually fascinating! The electricity is all hydro-electric and was was ahead of its time! The history of the place is so interesting and really for everyone! The gardens are spectacular, sadly I couldn't manage them as it is hacked out of a cliff and really steep. My husband... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly beautiful and interesting place to spend the day. The house itself is fascinating and the grounds are outstanding. There is a lovely cafe and visitor shop too. One of my favourite places to visit.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a lovely day visiting Cragside in October. There is so much to see a day isn't really long enough. The history behind the house is remarkable. A must see while visiting Northumberland

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Thank JohnVivH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many early inventions in use here - Hydroelectric power for one. It's a fascinating old house with so many technical innovations for the machanically/ electrically minded. Worth a visit for the house alone but the grounds are stunning too and well worth spending time on.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is one of the gems in the north east. Very interesting indeed and not to be missed if visiting. The house is great and set in beautiful surroundings. Whatever you think of the Armstrong family, be it war mongers or innovators, the place is certainly fascinating. The entrance fee is quite high but if you look at it as... More 

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Once the home of Lord Armstrong, the inventor of hydroelectricity, Cragside was the first house in the world with hydroelectric power. . You can find out all about this in the displays on site. The house is fascinating, with gadgets way ahead of their time for the benefit of the owner- and his staff. Decent NT café in the stables,... More 

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Harrogate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

A wonderful day out, educational history/engineering, lovely gardens, lakes and walks. Nice cafe and very friendly informative NT staff. Been a few times and never dis appointed.

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