Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle was founded in the early 13th century Brougham Castle is a complex of passages and stairways
 
 

In a picturesque setting beside the crossing of the River Eamont in Cumbria, Brougham Castle was founded in the early 13th century. This great keep largely survives, amid many later buildings - including the unusual double gatehouse and impressive 'Tower of League'.

Both a formidable barrier against Scots invaders and a prestigious residence, the castle welcomed Edward I in 1300. A complex of passages and spiral stairways makes Brougham a fascinating castle to explore, as well as an ideal picnic setting for a family day out.

The top of the keep provides panoramic views over the Eden Valley.

Don't Miss

  • Panoramic views of Eden Valley
  • The exhibition highlighting Lady Ann Clifford's remarkable life
  • The complex of passages and spiral staircases to explore 

Prices and opening times

directions

Moor Lane, Penrith, Cumbria - CA10 2AA (Directions)

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