Cragside House and the Anglo-Saxon Site of Maelmin, Northumberland | Saturday, 10th September, 2016 | 8.30am - 8pm | 

The coach will leave from outside the Boyd Orr Building, University Avenue at 8.30 a.m. After a brief stop en-route we should arrive at Cragside House, approximately 12 miles south of Alnwick, in time for lunch.

Members may bring their own packed lunch or enjoy a meal or snack in one of the tearooms in the Visitor Centre.

In the early afternoon we shall begin our tour of Cragside House, the extraordinary home of the Tyneside industrialist and innovator Sir William Armstrong. In 1878 it was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity.

Cragside House is now in the ownership of the National Trust and after a tour of this fascinating house members will have the opportunity of exploring the extensive grounds including woodlands, formal gardens, lakes and rocky crags.

Later in the afternoon our coach will head for the modern day village of Milfield. Here, in Anglo-Saxon times was the royal township of Maelmin. At this site we’ll be able to view a series of reconstructions of local archaeological structures.

We should arrive back in Glasgow approximately 8pm.

Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Members of National Trust must bring their Membership Cards.

Places on the coach are limited and priority will be given to Society Members although non-members can be accommodated subject to a modest supplementary charge. The cost of the excursion is £16 for GAS members and £19 for non-members. To request a booking form, please contact our Excursions Convenor.

 

 

Image of Cragside House by James West