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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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Really nice place to while away a couple of hours. Not only is the landscape and the castle impressive, there is the remains of a roman fort on the site. When they built the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Really nice place to while away a couple of hours. Not only is the landscape and the castle impressive, there is the remains of a roman fort on the site. When they built the castle they used the stone from the fort. So keep a look out for the roman tomb stone in one of the stairwells.

Thank emmagdeyn
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Nice castle, some great nooks and crannies for Photographs :) Nice having the river and arched bridge next to it.

Thank Steve P
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

At most in my view an hour long visit, so perhaps a bit expensive unless like us you are EH members, but could stay longer and take a picnic in the summer, too cold in November when we visited. Best things about our visit - 1.The lady in the visitor centre who gave us a history lesson on the area... More 

Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A very helpful and enthusiastic lady on the desk who knows a great deal about this castle and the family. Helpful in guiding visitors to other attractions linked to this. Castle is small but interesting and has fabulous views from the top of the keep.

Thank sue f
Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This castle is in an area of Cumbria that does not get the same attention as The Lakes and yet is equally as beautiful. Brougham is a few miles outside Penrith on the busy A66. The turn off into Brougham can feel scary!! Parking is on the road near to the entrance, The castle itself is a ruin, situated next... More 

Thank stuartp1960
Kettering, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Good introduction from the English Heritage staff - thank you! and helpful information about other local things to do too. Bit short on notices in each "room" - a note on the wall saying what it was originally for might have been good

Thank Janet M
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit to this site, apart from the excellent views, a good short history lesson on the region and the site. Reception excellent with the staff able to answer all queries. All for £5...

Thank Ben P
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Such a beautiful castle, spend a couple of hours here exploring the castle, incredible with loads to see and beautiful views from the top. Reasonable entry too

Thank Joely M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Visited here and found the place enchanting, really beautifully preserved, English heritage are doing a great job in the work they have done here, you can climb to. The very top of the castle even though their are no floors due to English heritage putting in iron railings and a staircase, really we'll preserved and with much more detail than... More 

Thank TAMember09102013
Keswick, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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.

Thank Dot T

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