Cragside Extraordinary Victorian house, gardens and woodland


Explore the gardens

Lord Armstrong was a landscape genius - Cragside is his imagination in physical form. Visit the Formal Gardens, Pinetum and Rock Garden and see how he experimented with plants, trees and water on a gigantic scale to create the gardens here at Cragside.


Discover the house

Cragside, the dream home of Lord and Lady Armstrong – a Victorian house that was light-years ahead of its time. The home of hydroelectricity, Lord and Lady Armstrong used their wealth, art and science in an ingenious way. What began as a modest country retreat quickly became one of the most technologically advanced homes of the Victorian age.


Stretch your legs

With acres of land and over 40 miles of footpaths to explore up hills, around lakes, through woodland and gardens you'll definitely be spoilt for choice. Take a look at our printer-friendly walks below and bring a trail with you before you visit, or use the waymarks to navigate your way round. With 14 waymarked walks to choose from, you can discover a different corner of Cragside every time you visit.


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