NU0702 : Cragside house and the Iron Bridge

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

Cragside house and the Iron Bridge
Cragside house and the Iron Bridge
Looking southeast to the Iron Bridge and the house at Cragside.


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 splendidly-ornamented Tudor style mansion, largely to a design by Norman Shaw. The 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. In 2009, the rivetted Iron Bridge near the house was fully restored and re-opened to the public, the first time it had been open for thirty years.

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
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Footbridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 072 022 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:18.8622N 1:53.2297W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NU 072 022
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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