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Brougham Castle

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Address: Moor Lane, Brougham CA10 2AA, England
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+44 1768 862488
10:00 - 16:00
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13th century splendour.

Brougham Castle sits in a very prominent position beside the River Eamont. Although in ruins there's still plenty to see, the keep being the most impressive. Now cared for by... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Heysham, United Kingdom
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Heysham, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brougham Castle sits in a very prominent position beside the River Eamont. Although in ruins there's still plenty to see, the keep being the most impressive. Now cared for by English Heritage. Worth a visit.

Thank Csider65
Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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430 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located adjacent to the Eamont River in Cumbria, this 13th century Castle is a great example of the castles built in medieval times. The original part of the castle and other buildings (some built later) are quite impressive. There are plenty of passageways and spiral staircases to explore.

Thank Joel W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great castle to visit with an interesting history. It is well preserved with good signage. You can walk in areas. The man who ran the gate house was really friendly and informative, with a really useful little map showing where there are other local features. Don't be put off by the road closed sign, it is but... More 

Thank SarahJaneSharp
Bradford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Seat of the formidable Lady Anne Clifford, the castle has clearly been through many stages of rebuilding so it benefits from reading the guide book. The keep is virtually intact so is a good place to climb to get an overview of the site, as well containing illustrations that help you visualize what was where and when. The gatehouse has... More 

Thank tonyemha
Rhyl, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We arrived late Saturday afternoon, parked on the side of the road near the closed bridge. The gift shop was good and the attendant was friendly and helpful. We used our CADW cards to get in for free, so I'm not sure of the costs, but the guide book was £3 (and also featured Brough Castle). I took 2 of... More 

Thank Anthony H
Chester, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Well worth stopping to take a break off the motorway. It's right outside Penrith. Much bigger than I expected & easy to see the different floors & how the castle would have been. Lovely colour stone in the sunshine.

Thank peterS743
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295 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely castle belongs to the English heritage. The ticket to enter cost £5,40. The views from the castle are beautiful, you can even claim to the towers and have fantastic 360 degrees views of The Valley, is a very old castle so only you have left the building and not all is in a good stage. You have a fantastic... More 

Thank Ljubica B
Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Spent a couple of hours wandering in and out of the buildings. Some information plaques.There is a walk around the moat and you can climb up the dark narrow spiral staircase to the top of one of the towers. There is old plaster work which has been carved with messages and names since at least the 1800's There is a... More 

Thank heleneshaw
Norwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Well worth a visit we loved this place.We have found this holiday that by buying a years membership to the english heritage that we have saved a small fortune.I must admit if we had not then we would have missed out on such wonderful places like Brougham Castle.And yes it is dog friendly.

Thank 05132015
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441 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The Brougham Castle is a gorgeous property. The grounds look really pretty and the view from the beginning of the road with the sheep in the foreground is beautiful. A helpful tip about visiting this place is to look up the hours of operation. They have set hours during the winter season. I am sure it is gorgeous in the... More 

Thank RamonaL34

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