Cragside, Rothbury

Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 7PX View on map

High Victorian mansion by Norman Shaw, with original furniture and fittings including William Morris’s stained glass and earliest wallpapers. Built for the inventor-industrialist and armaments manufacturer, Lord Armstrong, who installed the world’s first hydro-electric lighting. The mansion is set in a 1,000-acre wooded estate, with rock garden, formal garden, man-made lakes and hydro-electric machinery.

Opening Arrangements

House: 16 February- 03 November Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Last admission to house is 4pm. Winter opening 4 November-31 December weekends only. Entry is controlled for safety reasons and at busy times you may have to queue. For opening times to Gardens, Woodlands, tea room and shop please see website.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £20.90 (house, garden and woodland) with gift aid, £19.00 without
  • Child: £10.50 (house, gardens and woodland) with gift aid, £9.50 without- ages 5-17
  • Other Charges: £52.30 family ticket (house, garden and woodland) with gift aid, £47.50 without


13 miles south west of Alnwick (B6341) and 15 miles north west of Morpeth on Wooler Road (A697), turn left on to B6341 at Moorhouse crossroads, entrance 1 mile north of Rothbury. Rail: Morpeth (16 miles). Bus: very limited service operated by Arriva from Newcastle. (Ring 0870 608 2608 for details).

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