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“Boring”
Review of Brougham Hall

Brougham Hall
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Brougham
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
202 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Boring”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Beautiful place and so very peaceful, gorgeous art by Simon but for anything else, incredibly boring!! More information around the grounds would lift it a little.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brougham Hall, Penrith”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

A real gem - totally unexpected - this is a must visit stop just five minutes off the M6. Fabulous historic castle/hall which is being painstakinlgy restored to hopefully its former glory which the Victorians described as "the Windsor of the North".

Check out the cafe and also the several pottery/photographic workshops - but espcially the Eden Brewery which is located here. The Cromwellian Chapel hidden away over the 'roadbridge' is amazing.

Value for money too - leave a donation according to your means and the value of your experience. You won't be disappointed.

Visited June 2014
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great find!”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

A brilliant restoration, with a diverse collection of art and photography, with lots of gift and souvenir ideas. A great cafe serving hot and cold drinks and food. Very historically appealing! A great place to stop if you're out walking or cycling around Penrith. Keep on the look out for shows and events hosted as I have previously been to see a production of Hamlet from the Globe Theatre company, and Brougham made for the perfect venue! Well worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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Australia
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150 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Interesting place”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Not far from Acorn Bank so worth a detour if you have the time. An interesting community of photographer, pottery, art, and cafe.

Original Roman road runs through one of the entrance gates.

Visited May 2014
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Eden Cafe is fab!”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We love this place and visit very time we are in the area. I still find it fascinating and am desperate to get in to the adjacent church! We love Simon Whalley photography, I am pesters the husband for the Mosquito print; and the Eden Cafe is fab. Today husband had the beef panini special and he said the beef was melt in your mouth delicious. I had the ham, Brie and onion marmalade panini and it was just yummy! I love her selection of china tea cups and milk jugs, makes it all a bit more special. The brewery were brewing when we were there and our 7 year old loved the smell! A real ale drinker in the making!
If you are passing by, you must come here.

Visited June 2014
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