We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Brougham Castle

1.5 miles south-east of Penrith on minor road off A66, Brougham, England
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Brougham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
14 visitor photos
Write a Review

34 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    19
    10
    4
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Loved this castle. The young attendant was most informative and friendly. It is a ruin but get the handbook or research online beforehand and check out the history! We visited Brough too (separate review).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A beautiful ruined castle set in stunning grounds, just look out for the sheep. Stunning views from the top, although the stairs are a bit dodgy, but worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Brougham Castle is a lovely ruin, with plenty to still look at and rooms to go in and a tower to climb, the views from the top are stunning defiantly worth a visit if you are in Penrith. We were lucky enough to see a pair of Oyster catchers nesting in the middle of the court yard.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warwick, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We found the staff very friendly and a great place to visit. We took our dogs all the way to the top of this castle and it was quite scary! Very interesting place and ideal for inquisitive children. wheelchair access to lower levels.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
69 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A quality English Heritage property. Well kept and plenty of information boards. Made more interesting by the nearby a Roman fort. Very picturesque setting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chippenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My wife and I stopped by here this morning, getting there for their opening at 10am. The castle was a good attraction, it is reasonably priced (just over £4 for an adult) and is rather impressive. There is no parking which is confusing but resolvable due to a nearby quiet road. The castle itself is in good condition, and there... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Owned by English Heritage, so free to members, otherwise small charge to enter. The ruins are kept well. It's in a picturesque location, which allows for photo opportunities, but not much else to do. Toilets available in the small entrance building. No designated parking, but there is a small no through road opposite where you can park, would imagine it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is a good and interesting place, quite a bit for the kids to explore and a pleasant location. The ideal place to photograph this is from the bridge where the A66 crosses the river Eamont - but the perfect time of day for that is very early on a summer morning to get the light right. Worth going back... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Had a wonderful afternoon here.... No facilities to speak of, though the castle itself is a wonderful reminder of why we British have such a sincere sense of history.....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Middlesbrough
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

often viewed the castle when driving to the lakes and decided to go and see it today.if your not a member of the national trust irs 4,00 per adult and 2.50 for a guide book.its a great view by the river.and a nice way to spend an hour.shame we werent told on entrance that the top of the castle was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Brougham Castle also viewed

Penrith, Lake District
 
Penrith, Lake District
Penrith, Lake District
 

Been to Brougham Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Brougham Castle, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing