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Having already visited this castle twice before (being former English heritage members) Oct. 2006 we just parked on the bridge and enjoyed a lunch in the motorhome whilst admiring the view.
Brougham Castle is a 13thc. fortress built close to the site of a Roman fort, bulit to guard the crossing over the river Eamont. The castle proved it's worth time and again by thwarting invading Scots.
The keep is the oldest standing part and there is access to the three floors. The great hall is found on the first floor, on the second is the Lord's chamber in which Lady Anne Clifford died in 1676 and on the third floor there is a passageway within the walls all the way round. There are also superb views over the surrounding countryside from up here. Not for those who suffer from vertigo!!
The castle belongs to English Heritage and there is a shop and an exhibition of Roman tombstones from the Roman Fort. There is free parking either on the beautiful bridge spanning the Eamont or in a nearby layby. Good views are to be had of the castle from the bridge, particularly impressive when the river is in full spate like on our visit.
Address: Brougham, Penrith, Cumbria.
Directions: Just off the A66 east of Penrith.
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