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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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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Amazingly picturesque setting!

We thought Brougham Castle was fantastic. It isnt far off the beaten track but looks stunning next to the river and small bridge. We were greeted by a very friendly member of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Newcastle, United Kingdom

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This castle is signposted from, and indeed visible from, the A66. It is a pleasant venue, with a tiny museum and helpful staff. It is possible to climb up the uneven staircase to the top of the castle where there are good views. Access from the entrance/ticket building to the castle is via a paved footpath accompanied by signage telling... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We thought Brougham Castle was fantastic. It isnt far off the beaten track but looks stunning next to the river and small bridge. We were greeted by a very friendly member of staff who gave us some background history on the site and looked at the small exhibition in the shop as well. You walk through to the ruins and... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Its a castle with the outline remains still standing. I love castles so this was fine for me even without any insides. Absolutely lovely surrounding countryside with obligatory sheep in the fields. Built to protect against Scottish invasions.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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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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