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Cragside House, Gardens & Estate

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Description: The home of Lord Armstrong, the Victorian engineer and landscape genius. The living exhibition of the development of technology within the home. The first house in the world to be lit by electricity. Extensive gardens, walks and a labyrinth and play area for the children.

Ownership:
National Trust

Situation OS ref: NU 074022

How to get there:
By car: Off the B6341 Alnwick to Rothbury road some half mile from Rothbury. Signposted.
By public transport: Regular bus service passes the entrance.

Seasonal opening details (2011):
House
Opening Hours:

12 Mar - 15 Apr 11 1 - 5 Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
16 Apr - 1 May 11 11 - 5 Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
3 May - 27 May 11 1 - 5 Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
28 May - 5 Jun 11 11 - 5 Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
7 Jun - 22 Jul 11 1 - 5 Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
23 Jul - 11 Sep 11 11 - 5 Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
13 Sep - 21 Oct 11 1 - 5 Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
22 Oct - 30 Oct 11 11 - 5 Tu We Th Fr Sa Su

Shop and tea-room
2 Mar - 30 Oct 11 10 - 5 Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
2 Nov - 18 Dec 11 11 - 4 Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
*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: house ground floor only, 12 to 4, grounds 11 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).

Facilities:
Picnic areas, restaurant, refreshments, shop, dogs welcome, adventure playground.

Admission Prices 2011
Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets)
House, gardens and estate:
adult 14.60 (13.20), child 7.35 (6.60), family 36.50 (33).
Gardens and estate:
adult 9.45 (8.55), child 4.80 (4.30), family 22.70 (20.60).
Winter: adult 4.60 (4.15), child 2.10 (1.90), family 10.90 (9.90).
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

Contact:
01669 620333
01669 622020 (Shop)
01669 622040 (Restaurant)

Attached attractions:
Forty miles of footpaths through this huge estate.

Additional Information
House partly accessible for wheelchairs lift to 1st floor.
Shop and restaurant fully accessible

Web link: (where appropriate):

Places to stay nearby:
Northumberland

Local towns and villages:
Rothbury
Alnwick


Cragside House, Gardens & Estate, England