Visit to Cragside – 19 May 2013

20 May

8754610221_23d7f057f9_hSince we ended up as far north in England as possible, this Northumberland holiday led us to visit Cragside. The home of the 19thC industrialist and inventor William Armstrong. The location is definitely in line with ideas of the sublime creating ideal conditions for an impressive residence. The 900 acres of grounds are the home to a gorgeous iron bridge and three lakes that provided hydroelectric power to the house from the late 1860s. It would make a great backdrop for a peripatetic production of Lucia di Lammermoor.
Enjoy the slideshow.

2 Responses to “Visit to Cragside – 19 May 2013”

  1. davidunderdown95 20 May 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    They have an interesting WordPress blog about the house and estate

    • George aka OperaCreep 20 May 2013 at 10:45 pm #

      Yes, read the articles before our visit with great interest. It is so positive the National Trust is at last embracing social media and the 21st century overall.

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