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Brougham Castle

Moor Lane, Brougham CA10 2AA, England
+44 1768 862488
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Lovely place off the beaten track. Has a lovely view from the castle keep and also a small chapel... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Michelle B
via mobile
Great ! With added free mince pie

Visited on a gloomy day but were warmly welcomed. Very informative guide and the ruined castle is... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Moor Lane, Brougham CA10 2AA, England
+44 1768 862488
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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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Very glad to have stopped here. An impressive ruin, the castle offers a fair bit to explore and great views from the keep. There are some interesting medieval carvings inside the castle.

Thank Eirewolf
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Another nice Cumbrian castle tucked away, it takes about an hour to walk around with lots to see. There are a lot of the ruins left standing so there's lots to explore.

Thank Flannabells
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Set in a lovely scenic place with a ice cream parlour right next door. The ruins are well preserved and a good photo opportunity. The area benefits from a play area for kids and is well equipped with slides, swings and scooters to pogo sticks....More

Thank nmaidwell123
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is one of my best memories of my trip to the UK. I walked to the castle --- it was a sunny day, lower 60's, perfect walking weather. The walk took about 45 minutes on way - through stunning English countryside.The castle was very...More

Thank AlabasterJones
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17 August 2017|
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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