House open 11 to 5 on Saturdays, Sundays and local school holidays. Also open Bank Holiday Mondays. Open 19 to 27 February (except Mondays) house (ground floor only) 12 to 4; grounds, 11 to 4. Also open 5 to 6 March, grounds and house ground floor only, 12 to 4. On Bank Holiday weekends the property is very crowded. Last admission to house one hour before closing. House may open late or close early if light or temperature levels are too low. Occasionally entry to house from 11 to 1 may be by guided tour only, on a first-come, first-served basis (places limited).
House, Gardens & Estate:
Adult £14.60, child £7.35, family £36.50
Gardens & Estate:
Adult £9.45, child £4.80, family £22.70
Winter: Adult £4.60, child £2.10, family £10.90
Payment by cash only at the admission point (to maintain speed of entry). Credit/debit cards can be used for purchases in the restaurant and shop.
The home of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and landscape genius, was a wonder of the Victorian period. Built on a rocky crag high above the Debdon Burn, Cragside is crammed with ingenious gadgets and was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity.
The landscape around the house has one of the largest rock gardens in Europe, as well as giant-sized conifers. Go across the Iron Bridge, into the formal garden, where the Orchard House still produces fresh fruit, including oranges and lemons!
There are also over 40 miles of footpaths, lakeside walks and ever changing flora, which means there is always something new to see all year round. Explore for yourself or take a guided walk. For families why not get lost in Nelly’s labyrinth or go wild in the adventure play area?
Tel: 01669 620333Visit Cragside website
Enjoy locally sourced food and drink in our Stables tea-room. Treat yourself to a sweet indulgence: cream teas, home bakes, ice-cream. Extensive range of plants for sale in visitor centre courtyard. Northumbrian products and gifts in shop.
Please contact in advance to help us plan your visit. Hop-on, hop-off courtesy minibus between main facilities and selected attractions
Designated parking in main car park 120 yards from Visitor Centre and by Information Hut with nearby minibus collection point. Drop-off point at front of house. No parking available outside entrance. Courtesy minibus is wheelchair accessible
Ramped entrance. 2 wheelchairs. Access to eight rooms on the ground floor
At visitor centre and house
Challenging terrain and distances throughout due to rugged nature of property. Steep slopes, many steps, terraces, undulating terrain, uneven, narrow, loose and hard gravel paths, paths can be waterlogged