Enter the world of Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius, Lord Armstrong.
Cragside was truly a wonder of its age and is still showcasing ‘bright ideas’ 135 years on.
During summer the gardens at Cragside are bursting with colour when the whole estate is awash with pink purple, white and red rhododendrons, replicating the Himalayan rhododendron forests of India.
A huge rock garden leads down to an ancient Iron Bridge which in turn leads to the formal garden. Children will love the new water play area and exploring Nelly's Labyrinth, a network of paths and tunnels cut out of a vast area of rhododendron forest.
Armstrong constructed five lakes and planted over seven million trees and shrubs. With 40 miles of footpaths you can explore the estate on foot or by car around the six mile carriage drive.
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