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Brougham Castle

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Address: | 1.5 Miles SE of Penrith on Minor Road off A66, Brougham, England
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Caught by Surprise

On travelling to Keswick along the A66 i came across a Brougham Castle (pronunced Broom) so as a English Hertiage member decided to have a look... the road from the A66 to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Sunderland, United Kingdom

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

On travelling to Keswick along the A66 i came across a Brougham Castle (pronunced Broom) so as a English Hertiage member decided to have a look... the road from the A66 to the castle is only .5 miles and the magnificent looking Castle is on the banks of where the River Eamont meets the River Lowther and becomes the River... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

When you enter you walk through a field of sheep and they are not afraid. In the ruins there is enough information provided about life in the castle. Some benches to sit on if you just want to look and enjoy the sun. There is a stair to the top floor from where you have great view. Would recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Stopped on our way North. We had no idea what the castle would be like but our toddler wanted out the car for a while. It is great. Loads of exploring to do, lovely views and a tower to climb. The lady in the shop was really friendly and helpful. So glad we stopped here.

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Whitworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We basically happened upon this little hidden gem, purely by chance on our journey home from appleby. The day as glorious, so helped a lot. I love history and enjoyed chatting with the wonderful staff there. The ruins were very interesting, and as we had purchased an info book, it was good to piece the history together. I was intrigued... More 

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Harrow, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The castle is just off the A66 a little south of Penrith in a lovely setting beside the River Eamont. There is no car park and visitors have to park by the roadside. At the entrance to the site there is a visitor centre which houses a small exhibition and a shop – tea and coffee are available but there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great place for kids to run around, you can climb steps to top of the Keep, so many nooks and crannies for kids to explore!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visited Brougham a few times and always enjoy a visit. I like a self guided visit but Maybe a little more effort could be put into the information about its history and the people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This castle is not particularly well advertised but it is well worth looking out for. There is enough left to be well worth exploring and the staff member we spoke to was really enthusiastic and informative. Really good views from the top of the tower from which you can hear footsteps even when there is nobody there.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We followed the direction sign and ended up driving round it and back on to the dual carriageway. I'm sure we must have missed the entrance, but it not obvious how to get to it

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The staff at this at Brougham Castle are by far the friendlies of any visitor attraction I have ever been to. The attendant who was on duty when I visited took a lot of time to talk to me and explain all about the Castle and its history. I was most impressed.

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Address: | 1.5 Miles SE of Penrith on Minor Road off A66, Brougham, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Brougham
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Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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