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Brougham Castle

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Scenic Castle plenty of history

We visited this site because being EH members it was fairly close to where we staying in the Lakes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DevonLad2014
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit.

I called in here on the way home. We were greeted by Denise, the lady at reception. A more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas M
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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Moor Lane, Brougham CA10 2AA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this site because being EH members it was fairly close to where we staying in the Lakes. Good decision. It is set in beautiful countryside and has a history of changing ownership and of conflict and the politics of the day. There is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called in here on the way home. We were greeted by Denise, the lady at reception. A more charming, helpful and knowledgeable lady you couldn't wish to meet. The cast itself is set in idyllic surroundings with beautiful views in every direction. The views...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going off the beaten track enables these hidden gems to be discovered. This was made even more rewarding by a very knowledgable member of staff who helped us understand the significance of the castle and its history.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Barry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little find on the way up the motorway, spotted sign for castle decided to just drop off for a rest stop. Lovely, friendly gentlemen greeted us at the shop, very informative. Great castle ruins in a beautiful area. Would be a brilliant place to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank V6669ZUnatalies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of hidey holes for the kids to play in and around the ruined castle. Well preserved in places enabling an idea of the origins plus good audio guides and info boards available. The stairs can be very slippery in the rain, so best keep...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Emma S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Managed by English Heritage, the red sandstone Castle is set beside the river Eamount, and is a glorious ruin, worthy of even the romantics. Built by Robert de Vieuxpont, his Keep remains the core of this impressive fortification. However, it’s a later owner Lady Anne...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent around an hour here - ruins and steps kept the 5 year old happy and the toddler just ran around. Both were fascinated by the covered well. The info boards are quite good but don't really explain the historical context. Parking fine when...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprising to find such a castle so close to Penrith Appleby and lowther. The Scots must have caused a lot of problems locally to build so many castles in a small area. Atmospheric ruins, one for the castle buffs.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank John P
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Beautiful ruins that are worth a wander through, and a great view from the keep of the surrounding countryside. There is signage explaining the history of the ruins and what exactly you're seeing, and the woman in the shop was extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bethany C
Reviewed July 29, 2019

This is well worth a visit as it is a lovely example of a ruined castle , but has accessible staircase to the tower which offers great views. In a lovely riverside setting and the man on the entrance was very helpful and informative,

Date of experience: July 2019
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As I'm a member of English Heritage I don't pay however I believe that the entry fees are quite reasonable and, if your a UK resident or likely to visit a number of Monuments/properties then a membership is very good value... More
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