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Rhododendrons at Cragside National Trust Property The Rhododendrons are still flowering at Cragside in Rothbury Northumberland and we have Bed and Breakfast rooms available for those wishing to walk or drive to see them. Stay at Cragend Grange, once part of the Cragside Estate and enjoy a relaxing visit with added information and history. ...

The floor boards  The top floor of the Silo Tower was rotten, with wood worm, water damaged and falling apart, and we removed what was left of it, to replace it with new joists and floor boards. The scaffolding now has to be removed to the lower level so we can start to replace the second floor. When the rain finally stops work will resume. ...

Ben and Tia came to visit with their owners from Scotland for a few days, and they loved all the walks at Cragend Farm. It was tricky to get them to slow down to get a photograph for the Rogues Gallery but we just about managed it. ...

Our thanks to Marjorie Davy, who suggested we plant this - Cerinthe Major or Honeywort. The bees love it and it has the most beautiful delicate colour of green and blue grey in the garden. It is a Mediterranean plant originally and likes a sunny spot. ...

Work has started to replace the joists in the Silo Tower at Cragend Farm. They are 4.3m long (14 feet x 11 inches x 4 inches imperial) long, heavy wooden beams to support the floors. There are 11 on each floor. Above you can also see the inside of the roof that was replaced in 2012. Our thanks to the Historic Houses Foundation for all their support. ...

Hard Graft - but worth it! It took 50 yellow buckets of debris (mainly pigeon poo and rotten wood) to fill the tractor bucket. Each bucket took 20 pulls on the rope to hoist it from the ba se of the Silo Tower to the maine entrance. Shaun dug out all the muck and Lou pulled the bucket to the surface and emptied it into the bucket. We had 2 tractor buckets full of metal, 4 of ...

Scaffolding in and ready for the next phase on the Silo: We would like to say a massive 'Thank you' to The Country Houses Foundation and CSL Services and Scaffolding for the #scaffolding that arrived today @cragend in order to repair the Grade II* Silo Tower. ...

Book The Armstrong Wing or The West Room this summer and enjoy the Terrace Courtyard at Cragend Grange. ...

Silo Snap This photo is, as yet, one of the earliest photos we have of the Silo (as most older pictures where of the view looking at the farm and excluded it; mainly, we think, because there was no panoramic photography back then to capture such a long range of buildings). It shows the north facing wall with the two doors, and the massive hole in the roof which we repaired in ...

This fabulous fellow is Gibson, who came to stay with his owners over the May Bank Holiday weekend.  It was their 1st wedding anniversary, and we wish them very many more! Our Rogues Gallery is a place on our Blog to show off some of the splendid dogs who bring their owners to stay at Cragend Grange. ...