Cragside (Rothbury) Reviews
Description:Cragside is the country retreat of Lord Armstrong. Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 7PX. Tel: +44 (0)1669 620 ... more
Newest Review: ... It was something that amazed me, as I couldn't help thinking that's a lot of effort just to roast some meat to perfection. There is also a hydroelectric powered lift from the cellar to the kitchen, and a turkish style bathroom. The house also has the usual assortment of drawing rooms, a library and bedrooms, as well as some nice art work and not so nice (at least for me) stuffed animals. ... more
Customer Cragside (Rothbury) Reviews (2)
by - written on 26/04/13, updated on 23/02/14 (Very useful, 51 readings)
I visited Cragside on a residents weekend special, meaning with a voucher we got in for free, we picked Cragside (there were several choices) as it's somewhere i've always wanted to visit and never quite got around to. I have to say it definitely lived up to my expectations, the place is huge and you could easily spend a day there, I think we were there about 4 hours. Cragside consists of a house and garden, although that description doesn't really do it justice, as there's also outbuildings, and a huge estate you can drive around. The House This started as a Victorian weekend retreat built by Lord Armstrong, and was later extended ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/04/02, updated on 04/01/10 (Very useful, 242 readings)
My favourite National Trust property in the north of England is without a doubt Cragside House, Garden and Estate in Rothbury Northumberland. A BIT ABOUT THE HOUSE Situated on a rugged hillside, the house was built by the 1st Lord Armstrong in the late 1860's and by the late 1880's had hot and cold running water, central heating, telephones and a Turkish bath, but most of all, it was the first house in the world to be lit by hyroelectricity. The house is full of nooks and crannies and over thirty rooms are currently on show to the public. Some of the rooms are in dark "Old English" decor while others are light and Oriental.My ... Read the complete review
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