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CRAGSIDE

CRAGSIDE
CRAGSIDE

Cragside was the home and creation of William George Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, arms manufacturer and international arms dealer. The house is full of over-the-top Victorian opulence and also illustrates Armstrong's ingenuity and progressive thinking. Cragside was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity - and a new Archimedes screw has been installed to demonstrate this. The grounds are extensive - there are several walks of varying length and rigour - and the gardens are a delight.

Location/Address: Rothbury
Morpeth
County: Northumberland
Post Code: NE65 7PX
Main Historic Period: Victorian
Link to featured article: Cragside
Tip/Nearby: Wallington.
Primary Management: National Trust
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