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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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Great castle to visit, not too big to wander about in but you can still get several stories up in the keep using the spiral staircase if you can! Not too many signboards, so a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
AndrewKM65
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Sawston, United Kingdom
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Sawston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great castle to visit, not too big to wander about in but you can still get several stories up in the keep using the spiral staircase if you can! Not too many signboards, so a guidebook is useful. Friendly helpful staff in the shop. Parking is limited to on the adjacent road (access to a farm) so could be a... More 

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Thank AndrewKM65
Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are quite a fan of castles & British history so finding this one of two was quite rewarding. Had a welcoming greeting from the English heritage staff & fairly sunny weather. Its not a huge castle to get around so for young families it is perfect, the kids can run around and its nice to take... More 

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Thank Julie F
Derby, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Interesting castle, however only a limited amount of information available on the information boards. The helpful person in the small shop was able to provide more information. As mentioned earlier, limited street parking and the bridge next to the castle is closed. Looking from the castle you can see how dangerous the bridge over the river is and understand why... More 

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Thank mag1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Received a warm welcome, and enjoyed exploring the ruins. The climb to the top of the tower is a must, if you dare. There aren't too many information boards, so buy a guide book if you want to find out more.

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Thank ScottishCurmudgeon
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We headed from Penrith centre on foot to the castle. Almost there we were stopped in our tracks by a closed bridge. We had to back track and walk alongside the A66 which was a hair raising experience and quite a worry with our seven year old son. The result of this was by the time we arrived at the... More 

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Thank Jacqueline S
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This was to be our last stop on a 6km walk around the local area and was an interesting stop. There is a Roman fort (remains of) next to the castle, but there's not much to see and it is on private land so you can't wander about it, but the keep of the castle allows you to walk up... More 

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Thank YvonnePW
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We love visiting castles and ruins and it was certainly one worth seeing and adding onto our list. Kids enjoyed looking around and were coming up with different stories to tell about princesses, dungeons etc. The flowers covering the walls were beautiful and so were the views. As always a little bit pricey, however an offer of a membership was... More 

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Thank Justyna W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Lovely welcome & explanation given by the jolly lady on reception. The castle is a ruin but has real character. We explored the various parts of what remained of the building & ended by climbing the spiral staircase which took us to the top of the building & gave us a great view of the surrounding area. It was worth... More 

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Thank JACKO452
Fareham
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

A little awkward to get to as some roads over the river were closed. But this little gem is a must if you are into castles

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Thank Rodder007
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

This castle was totally different lowther. There wasn't much to look at but plenty to investigate and climb. A good historical caste. But little parking.

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