Visitor centre courtyard view, Cragside

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    "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 flowrs in spring. There is access along the six-mile drive skirting the estate as well as thirty miles of footpaths." Photo by Andy F, 2009.
  • Owner

    Andy F
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1387543
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 5 months ago
    Viewed: 149 times
    Picture Taken: 2009-06-17
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