Cragside, Rothbury

Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 7PX

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

Cragside grounds and estate are open all year round (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Summer opening times: 10am - 5pm, last entry 4pm. Winter opening times: 11am - 3pm, last entry 2pm. House opens: 19th February - 30th October, 7 days a week, 11am - 5pm, last admission 4pm. Winter opening times: November - December weekend only. See website for further details and information. Entry to the House is controlled for safety reasons and at busy times you may have to queue. For opening times to Tearooms and Shop see website.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £23.10 with gift aid £21.00 non gift aid
  • Child: £11.60 with gift aid £10.50 non gift aid
  • Other Charges: Family 2 adults-£57.80 with gift aid; £52.50 non gift aid

Parking Spaces

650