Built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the delightful village of Rothbury, this stunning National Trust property was the former home of the world famous inventor and innovator Lord Armstong. Cragside’s main claim to fame is that it was the first house to be lit by hydro-electric power and was considered the ultimate ‘grand design’ of its age.
The house is crammed full of quirky and innovative gadgets and is dripping with history and interest. A visit also provides access to the house’s beautiful and tranquil gardens and gardens. These include one of the largest rock gardens in Europe, several lakes, a well-equipped adventure play area for children, acres of woodland and a meandering network of paths and trails. Visitors can also take a well earned rest in the on-site coffee and gift shop.
Cragside is a veritable haven of peace and tranquility yet also provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of one of the greatest and most pioneering minds of the Victorian age.
Those blessed with high energy levels may wish to explore the nearby network of carriage trails designed by Lord Armstrong, which provide sumptuous views over the Coquet Valley.
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