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Cragside House and Gardens

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Our favourite country house

What a beautiful place this is. So much history. You can drive round the estate and stop in certain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Christmas house and lunch

Visited today, planned trip as we knew about Christmas opening and the lunch. The house ( ground... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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All reviews formal gardens national trust estate drive mile drive iron bridge cragside house rock garden hydro electricity lord armstrong well worth a visit tea room extensive grounds nt property shuttle bus nt members marble fireplace the kitchen
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful place this is. So much history. You can drive round the estate and stop in certain places to go for walk or enjoy the views. The walks in the gardens are breathtaking. The house is build in arts and craft style. It's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today, planned trip as we knew about Christmas opening and the lunch. The house ( ground floor ) is open for the first time in winter. Wonderful warm friendly staff welcome you in. Beautiful , the main family room with the tree and presents...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today and Ian at the gate was a great cheery welcoming face. We got lost in the labyrinth needless to say and thankfully we spotted a man cutting the rhoddies who set us back on the right track. Could have spent all day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Memay97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful house with a fantastic garden and arboretum. Add to this the engineering history and you have the perfect day out. We also took advantage of the long estate drive, in our own car. Plenty of stopping places so you can take in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Inspiration for Hogwarts? The house is interesting and well worth more than one visit, but its the grounds that excel. We've spent many hours exploring and have been here several times and every time we find something new. You can drive all the way around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MikeHusband
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This large house with it's extensive grounds and garden is a "must see". There is so much interesting things to see, the little exhibition in the stables, the power house, the pump house and by no means last the Manor house. The grounds are truly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting House were Hydro Electricity was first used . Rather crowded as We were there during Half Term and would pick better time when going again . We went twice and walked around part of the Gardens on one visit .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jpcaley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for a brief visit enroute to Durham. Dashed into the cafe for a very nice coffee served by very friendly staff. Then a quick tour of the house which was partially open, again very friendly and informative guides. The highlight was the autumnal...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 170Hampton
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fascinating house set in large estate with a carriage drive of several miles you can take a car around. One of the first properties to be powered by hydroelectricity, there is an exhibition room displaying some properties of electricity. Luckily we went before the feminism...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We heard from another visitor at coffee that the NT had been given a government grant to promote women (?) Well they did this by covering most references men (busts, paintings). How ridiculous. Maybe they should have moved all the references to women to one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from jpcaley | Reviewed this property |
I would say it is rather difficult around the gardens though some parts Are accessible, contact Cragside for access to the House
21 October 2018|
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Response from steve b | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can’t help you with that one, stayed about 1 hour away but most pubs in the area we visited were dog friendly. Do what we do use google to check.
21 October 2018|
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Response from djinbury | Reviewed this property |
We took our Labrador the grounds are extensive and ideal for dog walking As for eating the cafe is fine and dogs were common outside. Rothbury has many dog friendly pubs and many shops have water bowls outside Really dog... More