Brougham Castle
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Group visits to Brougham Castle

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.

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Group Discount

We offer a 15% discount (10% for Stonehenge) for travel trade and organised groups of 11 or more paying visitors when payment is made in a single transaction.
Per group you also receive:

  • free entry for one tour leader
  • free entry for one coach driver

The tour leader, coach driver and any English Heritage members do not count towards the group totals.

Booking information

Opening times:

Please be aware of the site's opening times when making your enquiry. Some of our smaller sites close during the winter, so you may expect a longer than expected response time.

Making a booking:

Contact information for making your group booking can be found in the Visit & Contact Information section below.

Please include the property name and date of visit in the subject line of your email along with the following information:

  • Group name
  • Name of property
  • Tour reference/booking reference (if applicable)
  • Date and time of arrival
  • Number of visitors

Payment method:

Payment can be made on arrival by: cash, credit/debit card, cheque (made payable to The English Heritage Trust), Agency Voucher Scheme (AVS).

Visit & Contact information

  • Prices and opening times: Please check here. The 'without donation' price applies to groups and travel trade.
  • Coach parking: Free parking for coaches 30 metres from site entrance.
  • Catering: The on site shop serves tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Cold drinks and various snacks are also available. Ice-cream is sold in the summer.
  • Exhibition: An exhibition inside the shop highlights the remarkable life of Lady Anne Clifford, and includes stone carvings from the Roman fort and some later pottery finds.
  • Gardens: A complex of passages and spiral stairways makes Brougham a fascinating castle to explore. The top of the Keep has panoramic views over the Eden Valley and the earthworks of the adjacent Roman fort of Brocavum.
  • Access: Level access through shop, around the grounds of the castle and the ground floor only of the Keep.
  • Average length of visit: 45 minutes.

Address: Moor Lane, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2AA

Email: bookings@english-heritage.org.uk

Telephone: Brougham Castle: 01768 862488

Group Travel Support

Further support and useful resources available to group travel organisers can be found on our dedicated Group Visits webpages.

For educational groups, please visit our School Visits webpages.

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