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



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 thoughts on “Cragside Nov 2018 ~ part 2

  1. 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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