Since 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.