Attraction in Morpeth
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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.
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
Gift Shop: Yes
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)
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