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Brougham Castle

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Address: | 1.5 Miles SE of Penrith on Minor Road off A66, Brougham, England
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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Wonderful castle

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016

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360 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful castle this was. The lady in the shop was very helpful even gave us a little map of other places we could go and visit. We were the first two people to arrive at the castle so had the whole thing to ourselves for around 40 minutes which was lovely. I absolutely loved it here as you... More 

Thank Hayley G
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Sadly we had too little time to visit the castle in depth and so chose not to pay the £5.50 per adult entrance fee. Next time I will certainly pay and take a full tour of what looks from the road to be a stunning castle.

Thank Ray W
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

What I liked about this castle, is the ability to walk up inside the keep. For a castle that isn't that grand compared to say Raglan, it gives it the added edge. Imagining whilst looking down where the floor boards were and that people would have been standing right there, where there is now nothing but air. I quite like... More 

Thank chelle86
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My children had a really great time climbing and exploring and climbing a dark spiral staircase up the keep. Good value for money.

Thank Katseddon
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We arrived just after closing time but the very helpful and knowledgeable lady let us in - a generous and well received gesture. I cannot thank her enough and credit to EH for hiring such people. The castle is superb with plenty of features and cubby holes for children to investigate. The spiral stairs to the top of the Keep... More 

Thank edjames72
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Amazing structure and details explaining the significance of the place in border history as well as more recently in the world wars. Wander round and visit the local businesses inside and have a coffee in or outside at the little tea rooms. Free parking and public toilets. Dog and child friendly

Thank Jenny S
Woking, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Nice old castle ruins. It's possible to push a wheelchair into the castle which makes a change. Small shop and reasonable charge. I suspect the closed bridge reduces the number of visitors, making parking easier.

Thank Hordern
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a wonderful old castle with some good interpretation boards and access high up the keep. William Wordsworth wrote about the view from the keep and it was a pleasure to see the view as he did. It will certainly worth another visit after we've read the excellent handbook. Car parking is limited and the shop is rather small.... More 

Thank Edwin T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had driven past this many times on A66 and for once we had the opportunity to stop and it was well worth a visit. The climb up the spiral staircase to the top of the Keep was the best part, although it was fairly scary looking down, if you don't like heights, because all the floors have gone, leaving... More 

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EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Brougham Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and glad you finally got the opportunity to visit us! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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