Cragside (Northumberland): Tecchy House #2

On my Cragside visit I was keen to compare it to Castle in the Clouds, an early 20th century house which incorporated all the mod cons of its time.  Cragside is a Victorian House that was powered by hydro electricity. No less, it was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro electricity.

The house’s setting is splendid.  It’s one of those “whole day” trips: there are gardens, walks, a lake drive (it took us an hour), a bus to ferry you between locations, a tea room, picnic sites, views…

When visited: July 2014

Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside/

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