Description"Cragside House and estate near Rothbury was for many years the home of the Armstrong family. 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 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 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." Photo by Andy F, 2009.
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2009-06-17