Cragside Nov 2018 ~ part 2

Part 1 HERE

Although it was a bit nippy it was a blue sky day, so when we came out of the house we went for a wander around the estate.

Straight out into the courtyard

and then down a steep path to a bridge

The Bridge over Debdon Burn

 

The glen north-west of the house is spanned by an iron bridge, crossing the Debdon Burn, constructed to Armstrong’s design at his Elswick Works in the 1870s. It is a Grade II listed structure and was restored by the Trust, and reopened to the public in 2008–2009.

 

Looking back at the side of the house

 

Over the bridge and to our left is another little bridge and a path through the grounds.

It was lunchtime however so we turned left under the bridge

 

and off we went to lunch.

We checked out the shop afterwards

SHOP

 

Big lightbulbs

and as usual didn’t buy anything, gift shops are always expensive!

I wasn’t tempted by a spikey Christmas bauble for Β£6 😳

We’d had a late lunch and were about an hour and 1/2 away from it being dark, so we decided to drive the 6-mile route around the estate and stop at places of interest along the way, but that will have to wait for the next post.

 

Stay tooned folks πŸ™‚

40 Comments

  1. Fabulous photos.

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  2. That’s a lovely spot indeed, FR. Julie always likes to go in the gift shops, but we also never buy anything! πŸ™‚
    Great photos as usual.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete πŸ™‚

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  3. The grounds are beautiful! Crystal clear shots. Nice job, Fraggle.

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  4. Loved these pics. Inspiring for a bodice ripping gothic piece of poetry lol.

    Also I couldn’t NOT follow a blog called Fragglerocking.
    Brilliant x

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    1. πŸ™‚ Thanks for your kind words and for following, will be doing likewise!

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      1. Excellent! β™‘

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  5. What a gorgeous place!

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    1. It really is, thanks for visiting Pit.

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  6. Sure is beautiful.
    Love the sunlight punching through the path in the woods.

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  7. Ohhhh would I like to wander there. And live in the house, with servants of course!

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    1. Of course! πŸ™‚

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  8. Looks like an impressive place!

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    1. I’m looking forward to seeing the other rooms. Cheers Graham.

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  9. Amazing pictures, as usual πŸ™‚

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  10. The architecture is fairy-like (and perhaps it could make in foggy days horror movies too) the structural design of the bridge is a work of art. Remarkable. Thank you, fragglerocking Γ±_Γ±

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    1. It does look like a film set! Cheers Francis.

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  11. Isn’t it true that autumn makes everything more fascinating 🍁?

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  12. It looks a bit like an English version of Ludwig II’s Neuschwantstein castle.

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    1. From the history bit in the first episode πŸ™‚ ” In two phases of work between 1869 and 1882, they transformed the house into a northern Neuschwanstein. ” So you are spot on!

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      1. Somehow I missed part one, which is a shame as I’ve only now seen your wonderful photograph of the house emerging from the mist.

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        1. I got lucky there! Cheers April πŸ™‚

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  13. This really is a beautiful and fascinating place, Fraggle. I like that you’ve divided it into segments. The views of the grounds are simply stunning. I also like the clever shot you took inside the shop looking out. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thanks Teagan hugs back!

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  14. The shop was called “Shop”? I love it’s anachronistic look!! πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. A good name for a shop I think 🀣

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      1. It would just make me want to walk in and say “wait. This isn’t the park??” everyone would roll their eyes and laugh…. Good times. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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        1. 🀣🀣

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  15. […] pictures are similar to the digital ones over on the Fraggle blogwhich is fun to compare. Not sure which I like best, the digital or the […]

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  16. […] Part 1 HERE. Β  Β  Β Part 2 HERE […]

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  17. Wow! What stunning photographs!

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like them 😊

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  18. Oh these are incredable Fraggy the color.. I feel like I could just reach and tough he everythting .

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    1. It’s so lovely there, will be going back again sometime this year when it’s nicer weather.

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