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Brougham Castle

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Address: 1.5 miles south-east of Penrith on minor road off A66, Brougham, England
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This castle is not particularly well advertised but it is well worth looking out for. There is enough left to be well worth exploring and the staff member we spoke to was really enthusiastic and informative. Really good views from the top of the tower from which you can hear footsteps even when there is nobody there.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We followed the direction sign and ended up driving round it and back on to the dual carriageway. I'm sure we must have missed the entrance, but it not obvious how to get to it

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
85 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The staff at this at Brougham Castle are by far the friendlies of any visitor attraction I have ever been to. The attendant who was on duty when I visited took a lot of time to talk to me and explain all about the Castle and its history. I was most impressed.

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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Located conveniently off the A66, the Brougham Castle sits idyllically among grazing fields, small groves of old trees and the River Eamon. It's easy to access and there's ample parking along the street. There's a small visitor center - part museum, and part gift shop that offers refreshments and has toilets. For a mere £4 you can explore the ruins,... More 

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Bacup, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Steeped in history of the Cliffords, lots of information around about the castle! My husband enjoyed being a big kid and climbing to the top of the keep! Lovely location and its nice that there is a gift shop with toilets and a coffee machine as it's remote. The lady who manages it is very friendly and the coffee was... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
82 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It would be great to explore the remaining passages of this 13th century ruin. Nicely located by the river, only a stone's throw from A66 and very easy to reach by car. I could only admire, from the Brougham Bridge, what’s left of the castle, as I happened to be here when it was closed. Still a memorable afternoon, very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We had passed Brougham castle a few times in the car and even walked by, but from a distance didn't think it was going to be worth the price and maybe difficult with a 3yr old 5yr old....We were wrong. We spent a great hour and half, walking around the castle, exploring everywhere and comparing the parts of the castle... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This castle description intrigued us and we were not disappointed. It is run by English Heritage and although a ruin has lots for those with an enquiring mind to see. There are many rooms, stairways and corridors with many views of the surrounding countryside. The Staff, as usual, were knowledgeable and helpful. A small but easy walk leads from the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We enjoyed climbing around what's left of this old castle and Roman ruins. The view from the top floor is worth the climb up the stairs.

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