Ratcheugh Observatory

  • Description

    "The observatory that stands at Ratcheugh Crag near Longhoughton is thought by many to be a folly, but was in fact built by the famous architect Robert Adam in 1784 for The Duke of Northumberland to use as a stopping off point during long carriage drives around his estate. Its main feature is a large elevated room with windows on all sides that provides spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and coastline." Photo by William Stafford, 2008.
  • Owner

    William Stafford
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1483440
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 7 months ago
    Viewed: 149 times
    Picture Taken: 2008-08-03
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