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Brougham Castle

1.5 miles south-east of Penrith on minor road off A66, Brougham, England
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Brougham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Brougham Castle (pronounced Broom Castle) is a castle ruin that boasts over 800 years of history. Incredibly owned for the majority of that time by just two families, the Vieuxponts and the Cliffords. Both Edward I (1300) and James I (1617) stayed here in its heyday. In the latter years the castle fell into ruins but there is still much... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was a highlight of a recent camping trip in Penrith. The tickets are good value (we are not members of National Heritage) and the castle has a mixture of ruins and preserved sections. The view from the top of the spiral staircase is definitely worth it. Some interesting bits and pieces in the gift shop too.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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).

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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92 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
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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

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Top Contributor
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36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

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