Rothbury & Cragside

Tuesday 24th August

Once we have all boarded the coach sit back and enjoy the scenery as we make our way to the picturesque village town of Rothbury. You will have a few hours here before we board the coach again and make our short journey to Cragside, a Victorian country house which was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectric power.

Cragside is set in gardens and woodland just outside of Rothbury, Northumberland. It was built and lived in by inventor and innovator Lord Armstrong. He was also the first international arms dealer with many of his weapons being used in conflicts around the world which he used to fund Cragside. Still today the house is crammed with many of Lord Armstrong’s inventions that you can see working during your visit.