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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: 18 February- 09 April Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm; 10 April- 29 October- Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm. Also open Bank Holiday Mondays and all Mondays during school holidays. Last admission to house is 4pm. 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: £17.40 (house, garden & woodland), £11.40 (garden & woodland)
  • Child: £8.70 (house, garden & woodland), £5.70 (garden & woodland) ages 5-17
  • Other Charges: £43.40 family ticket (house, garden & woodland), £28.50 (garden & woodland). Admission prices include gift aid donation.


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).

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes