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Brougham Castle

Moor Lane, Brougham CA10 2AA, England
+44 1768 862488
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Fantastic staff

We walked with our dogs from the Llama cafe which was a nice walk. We arrived at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michaelafirth
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Great visit

Lovely castle that is well layed out. Staff friendly and welcoming. A fun visit showing how peope... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David C
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Moor Lane, Brougham CA10 2AA, England
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"spiral staircase"
in 13 reviews
"english heritage"
in 21 reviews
"information boards"
in 8 reviews
"gift shop"
in 12 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"the guidebook"
in 4 reviews
"interesting ruins"
in 3 reviews
"lovely setting"
in 4 reviews
"museum area"
in 2 reviews
"scenic place"
in 2 reviews
"information points"
in 2 reviews
"small shop"
in 5 reviews
"guide book"
in 7 reviews
"run around"
in 3 reviews
"received a warm welcome"
in 2 reviews
"dogs are allowed"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked with our dogs from the Llama cafe which was a nice walk. We arrived at the entrance/museum/gift shop and were greeted by a lovely helpful lady who showed us the way and gave us lovely drinks to taste including ginger and honey wines....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely castle that is well layed out. Staff friendly and welcoming. A fun visit showing how peope lived

Thank David C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smashing English Heritage run castle, originally built in the 13th century but restored in the 17th Century. Extremely interesting ruins and you can walk right up to the battlements for some great views of the area. Love castles, certainly loved this one.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Just a couple of minutes off the A66, about 30 minutes by car from Keswick, Brougham castle sits next to the River Eamont, and is easy to drop into if you happen to be passing by. The river apparently once formed the border between England...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely place off the beaten track. Has a lovely view from the castle keep and also a small chapel up there. Can't comment on the value as English heritage members. Very impressed dogs are allowed which to us is important all in all well worth...More

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Visited on a gloomy day but were warmly welcomed. Very informative guide and the ruined castle is quite enchanting. Bring a torch for the dark spooky staircase in the keep and flat shoes. Views are amazing

Thank BlueVanLady
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We stopped by Brougham Castle since we were English Heritage members. What a find! On a gorgeous sunny fall midweek day, there were very few people, which made it wonderful to explore. There is a fine little museum area at the entrance hut, which helps...More

Thank pasowine
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Once guarded the border between England and Scotland in the Vale of Eden before William Rufus pushed it back to Carlisle. Good castle with lots of information boards and access to the high ramparts given excellent views of the area and the lovely river. Nice...More

Thank Maxim123153
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We passed here on the way to visit somewhere else and decided to stop on the way back. It is a nice place for a filler between things as it doesn't take very long to get round. We went on a day when there was...More

Thank Chaplaa83
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We visited just after the recent torrential rains and the river below was in spate, with all repair work (after Storm Desmond in 2015) suspended. The lady from English Heritage was most interesting, and encouraging. We learned a great deal about the background to the...More

Thank Ian M
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Response from c_brown637 | Reviewed this property |
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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