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Brougham Castle

Moor Lane, Brougham CA10 2AA, England
+44 1768 862488
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Excellent Castle

We visited just after the recent torrential rains and the river below was in spate, with all repair... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian M
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Great castle, great views

Very glad to have stopped here. An impressive ruin, the castle offers a fair bit to explore and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guelph, Canada
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Moor Lane, Brougham CA10 2AA, England
+44 1768 862488
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This lovely ruin has inspired both poetry and painting, and for good reason. And despite the fact it is a ruin, the 13th century keep is largely intact(!). Well worth a visit.

Thank hrtraveler
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Visited brougham castle which is owned by historic england. This is just outside penrith and easy to get to. Not too expensive to get in but there is not to much to see. The history behind it is fascinating but there is not too much...More

Thank nessie35
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Decided to visit this at the last minute on our way back home. Glad we did - it was lovely and enjoyed wandering around the ruins and ascsending the towers results in a fantastic view of the surrounding area Well worth the trip and reasonably...More

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Brougham Castle is a great ruin! Although the grand chambers are no more, the descriptions on the site give a good impression of the castle, its workings and fortifications. It takes an hour or so to see, The spiral staircase to the keep gives a...More

Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We were stopping in Pooley Bridge and googled what to do nearby. We are members of English Heritage so it is in with annual membership, not sure how much it is to get in. The lady at the front desk was friendly and informative. There...More

Thank daytripper012
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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