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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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Very well preservwd

We have visited the castle twice in the last month with friends and really enjoyed our time there. The castle is well preserved with fantastic views over the Eden Valley. The lady... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Keswick, United Kingdom

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We have visited the castle twice in the last month with friends and really enjoyed our time there. The castle is well preserved with fantastic views over the Eden Valley. The lady on reception was very welcoming and a mine of information. There is a small shop with refreshments and toilets and ample parking nearby.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very informative. Enjoyed the history of this castle and lovely to walk around. you can climb up to the top and enjoy the views.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We dropped by when we saw it from the main road. The lady in the shops entry was very pleasant and happy to fill us in on some history of the place. It's like most other historical sites, the more you read about the history at the site, the more interesting the place is. This site dated back to 100AD!... More 

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Wigan, UK
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70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Driving across to Whitby from Ambleside we called in on Brougham Castle. Looking like a pukka castle should their is plenty left and we were pleasantly surprised at the ability to climb to the top of the castle. My wife is a medium so when I got down to tell her what I picked up in the top most part... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you love castles, you will love this one. We bought the guide book, which is something we don't usually do. We looked at the plan in the book and couldn't make head or tail of it, until we realised the book covered another castle, Brough as well and we had been looking at the wrong plan. How's that for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I love this site!!! It is so much bigger than it looks! There is so much to see and explore! You can go to the top of the castle keep and see lovely views. The walk round the outside the castle is a must whilst you're there

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Run by English Heritage and set in stunning countryside located just outside Penrith this is a well preserved castle that deserves a visit if you are in the area. The castle grounds offer access to suit all mobility types, however, access to the top of the keep is via a well worn uneven spiral staircase which is in darkness in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Massive castle in pretty decent condition. It is well worth the detour to see it when in the area. Nearby Brougham Hall is also worth visiting

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful riverside castle ruins. Parking is a bit limited as there is no designated car park - you just park in a no-through road. There is a nice climb to the castle walls and the views are worth the effort

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A pleasant afternoon wandering the ruins of the castle and reading about its history. Great views from the top of the keep and only a 70 step climb!

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