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If you have found your way to Egremont then take a look at it's castle.
Built around 1130 it was the seat of the Baron of Copeland. Built from red sandstone, surrounded today by houses, it sits above the river Ehen, in a little green oasis. It is on public land and is accessible at all times. No gates or walls to bar your way.
Being fairly close to Scotland, it was raided frequently until the early 1300's and by the late 16thc. had fallen into ruins.
The most noticeable parts today are the ruined walls of the Great Hall, and the gatehouse.
It's little known as I don't suppose many tourists hit the high spots of Egremont, in the north of the county.

6 miles southeast of Whitehaven.

Website: http://www.visitegremont.co.uk/visitors/castle.asp

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  • Updated Jul 1, 2010
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