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Writer of the blog:

This blog is written by Alex Riddell. A Conservation Assistant at Cragside for more 6 years, the job involves everything from dusting the collection to updating our social media channels, greeting visitors to coordinating teams of volunteers. In her own time Alex enjoys photography and showing dogs.

About Cragside:

Enter the world of Lord Armstrong – Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. Cragside house was truly a wonder of its age.

Discover the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity. It is crammed full of ingenious gadgets with most of them still working. The gardens are incredible. One of the largest rock gardens in Europe leads down to the Iron Bridge, which in turn leads across to the formal garden. Children will love our adventure play area and exploring Nelly’s Labyrinth, a networks of paths and tunnels cut out of a vast area of rhododendron forest.

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