Cragside National Trust


Telephone: 16696 20333

Cragside NT Secondary

We're Good to Go

The measures we have put in place:

  • The team will be operating a one-way route through the House
  • We are implementing a timed entry system to ensure everyone has a happy and safe visit. This will help to reduce queuing outside the property and maintain social distancing while journeying through the House
  • The House will be operating with a reduced capacity to manage social distancing
  • There are sanitisation stations located on the House forecourt and at the entrance and exit of the House

How you can help when visiting us:

  • On arrival to the estate, you will be asked if you would like to visit the House. If you do, you will be given a time slot ticket. We kindly ask that everyone adheres to their given time slot and arrives on time. Please give your ticket to a member of the House team when you enter the House
  • On arrival at the House a friendly member of the team will greet you and there will be a QR code for NHS Track and Trace App to scan. Please have your phone ready to reduce queuing at the entrance. If you do not have the app, the Service Assistant will take your details
  • Unless medically exempt, please wear a mask at all times as you explore the House and aim to socially distance from other visitors who are not in your group

Cragside National Trust has reopened and is now taking bookings for timed slots. All visitors (both National Trust members and non-members) MUST pre-book their tickets.

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 engineers 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.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00

Thursday 10:00 - 17:00

Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone: 16696 20333



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