NU0702 : Visitor centre courtyard view, Cragside

taken 12 years ago, near to Rothbury, Northumberland, Great Britain

Visitor centre courtyard view, Cragside
Visitor centre courtyard view, Cragside
Looking south through the arch of the visitor centre courtyard at a cottage on Cragside estate.

Cragside House and estate near Rothbury was for many years the home of the Armstrong family. The original house was built by the first Lord Armstrong, the Victorian inventor and industrialist, in the 1860s as a country lodge. Over the ensuing years, it was greatly extended into the present Tudor style mansion, largely to a design by Norman Shaw. The splendidly-ornamented house was the first building in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity.

The house and grounds are now run by the National Trust and are open to the public. The estate is renowned for towering trees, massive rock formations, tumbling water and beautiful displays of rhododendron flowers in spring. There is access along the six-mile drive skirting the estate as well as thirty miles of footpaths.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 July, 2009
Category
Archways   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 071 025 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:19.0348N 1:53.3615W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 071 026
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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