Cragside National TrustNorthumberland Category Outdoor Activities, For the Family
Discover the world of Lord Armstrong – Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. Cragside house was a wonder of its age. Built on a rocky crag, it is crammed full of ingenious gadgets and was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity. The gardens are incredible. One of the largest rock gardens in Europe leads down to the Iron Bridge, which in turn leads across to the formal garden. Children will love our adventure play area and exploring Nelly's Labryrinth, a network of paths and tunnels cut out of a vast area of rhododendron forest. Note: challenging terrain and distances. Stout footwear essential.
■The first house to be lit by hydro-electricity.
■Marvel at the many ingenious gadgets in the house.
■Escape to the tranquillity of the woodland and lakes.
Making the most of your day
Free minibus shuttle service between key features. Introductory talks at front of house. Spot birds and local wildlife from our hide. Family activities in school holidays. Numerous self-guided walks. Dogs: welcome on estate, on leads at all times