BOOK MORPETH HOTELS

Featured Destination

December 2018: A West Country Christmas – Dorset in December

Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
More Uk destinations

Attraction in Morpeth

Cragside
Rothbury
Morpeth
Northumberland

NE65 7PX | View map
email
Click for phone

Write a review

Click here to buy English Heritage membership and enjoy free entry to all English Heritage Properties
Cragside is the creation of the first Lord Armstrong, who transformed a bare and rugged hillside into an extravaganza of rhododendrons and exotic trees.

You can step back in time in the magnificent house, which still contains most of its original contents - including equipment used to make Cragside the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity!

Across the valley is the terraced formal garden. You can visit the beautiful Orchard House, where individual trees are turned to catch the sun, or stroll beside the dahlias and carpet bedding. You can also explore the rock garden, one of Europe's largest, and the valley garden and Pinetum.

The wider estate offers over 30 miles of footpaths, with breathtaking views and secret hideaways, as well as beautiful lakes and woodland.

Cragside's restaurant serves delicious home-made food, while the shop offers a superb selection of National Trust gifts.

Details

Nearest UK Airport: Newcastle
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Adult:£6.70/£4.20
Child:£3.40/£2.10
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Restaurant

More Attractions nearby

Morpeth Clock Tower (0.20 miles)

Scotch Gill Wood Local Nature Reserve (0.27 miles)

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum (0.28 miles)

Carlisle Park and Castle Woods (0.38 miles)

Borough Woods Local Nature Reserve (0.90 miles)

Today's best hotels deals

This page viewed on 7,186 occasions since Oct 16th 2005

Brit Quote:
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline - George Eliot
More Quotes

On this day:
Drake Starts round the world voyage - 1577, Battle of Alton - 1643, Battle of the River Plate - 1939, Jackanory First Broadcast - 1965
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages