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BROUGHAM CASTLE

BROUGHAM CASTLE

Situated in a beautiful, but defensive, spot on the south bank of the river Eamont, next to the long-abandoned Roman fort of Brocavum.  Brougham Castle saw action in the wars between England and Scotland, and was captured by the Scots. But kings stayed here and it was one of the formidable Lady Anne Clifford's favourite castles - she died here in 1676. The ruins are fascinating - impressive and unusual gatehouse - plenty to explore and in spring the stonework is covered in aubrietia.  A tiny museum displays a couple of Roman grave markers - and at least one was re-used when building the castle.

Moor Lane
Brougham
Nr Penrith
Cumbria
CA10 2AA
Medieval
Two thousand years at Brougham Castle
Brougham Hall is very close and Acorn Bank is just up the road.
English Heritage