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Brougham Castle

Closes in 15 min: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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What a keep!

Even on a wet day it was worth visiting these castle ruins. The keep is huge and dominates the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worcester, United Kingdom
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If you are in the Lake District then this is a must.. Stunning castle and fantastic piece of... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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All reviews spiral staircase english heritage worth a visit interesting ruins gift shop information boards picturesque location ticket office small shop fun visit museum area received a warm welcome dogs are allowed helpful lady worth the climb buy a guide book great views from the top
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even on a wet day it was worth visiting these castle ruins. The keep is huge and dominates the site. You can go to the top of the ruin, from which there are fine views of the surrounding countryside. It's hard to believe that at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

If you are in the Lake District then this is a must.. Stunning castle and fantastic piece of history. Lady at entrance was very informative and was extremely helpful. It was a wet miserable day but didn’t take anything away.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RobinWilliamson
Reviewed 14 November 2018

especially as the entrance road says it is closed due to roadworks. impressive riverside setting but note only open at the weekends at this time of year

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chris c
Reviewed 11 November 2018

As members of English Heritage we set out to explore around Penrith on a lovely November day. The lady was extremely helpful and knowledgeable at Brougham Castle and the Castle is well worth a visit with outstanding views from the top!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank j4mo2016
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Small, but interesting castle. Lots to read so that you can discover more about the castle. The lady on the front desk is very knowledgable and friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mbetowler
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely scenery by a river. Well kept grounds. Interesting castle. Free on road car parking and good coffee prices.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Angie H
Reviewed 9 October 2018

read the history on your way around the castle 2 kings have stayed here not telling who. climb the tricky steps to the near top and hey presto brill pics if the weather is good. The shop is small but well stocked we bought 3...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The guide on reception was very welcoming and friendly and was very knowledgeable about the history of the castle. Well worth a visit if you are an EH member. Quite expensive for a one off visit if you are not.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank taffUk
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Passed the castle a few times whilst visiting Centre Parcs and always wanted to stop off and visit. Its not a huge site but its great for a short visit. The lady at the reception is so friendly and full of interesting knowledgeable information and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I'm a big fan of English Heritage; fabulous historic sites that are usually dog friendly. Brougham Castle is a great example, a wonderful castle (although sadly in ruins), well tended with knowledgeable and friendly staff, doggy water stations with free treats, and a good shop....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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