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Last time, I posted decorative panels designed by William Morris, and here, is the house in which the panels are to be found.

This is Cragside, a house that will intrigue and amaze! Described in 1880 as 'a palace of the modern magician', Cragside House is a truly unique visitor attraction in the heart of Northumberland. It was the family home of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and industrialist. Cragside was the first building in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity and a walk around the property reveals a wealth of ingenious gadgetry including fire alarm buttons, telephones, a passenger lift and a Turkish bath suite. There are very well informed assistants who will explain, demonstrate and guide you around much of what Lord Armstrong invented.

The estate has more than 30 miles of footpaths and lakeside walks. If it is raining, you can go inside to the Power House, which has interactive models and children can use them to generate their own electricity. There is also a children's trail in the house.

Cragside is home to one of Europe's largest rock gardens sloping down the valley to the Debdon Burn. The Iron Bridge, one of the oldest of its type in the UK, crosses the burn.

As a w/s, I will show you one of the rooms inside this amazing house.

Have a great w/e, Bev :-)

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