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Brough Castle

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jackie_rogers59 wrote a review Nov 2020
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom555 contributions187 helpful votes
Park the car in the small village and walk through the farm year to the castle. There is a lot of history left here and there are amazing views. There is no need to book so if in the area take a look
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Date of experience: October 2020
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David R wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom392 contributions518 helpful votes
Free entry is always a good start, and for a freebie, this is a good one. The Romans built a camp here and you can still see where the original embankments were placed. Over the top of this was built a castle, shortly after the Norman invasion, to which more was added over the years. It's a lot bigger than I'd expected to get free entry to - and so well worth a visit. The outer walls and parts of the towers are still standing and you can get a picture of what it would have been like to look out over the surrounding lands. On the path up is a small play park for the little ones - including a model fort which seems a nice idea.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ilovemotorsport wrote a review Oct 2020
Fleetwood, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
Brough Castle nestled in a beautiful part of Cumbria. Its free access up until 4pm.a perfect example of a castle. Info points around so you learn some of the history. Amazing view. Perfect for a day out. There's even an ice cream parlour next to it. Fab for families walkers and everyone in between.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Caroline B wrote a review Sep 2020
Newmarket, United Kingdom55 contributions19 helpful votes
Great spot. We were staying nearby to so walked over to the castle to explore. Although a ruin it was still interesting to read it’s history and see the beautiful views. There is a good tearoom with a lot on offer including particularly good ice cream!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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David R wrote a review Sep 2020
Cheshire UK153 contributions57 helpful votes
You could easily miss this little gem. Set at the back of the village of Church Brough, south of the A66, this is a great place for a short visit. There is no entry charge but there is also very little posted information. The views on a sunny day are magnificent and we practically had the place to ourselves so we could explore and spot the various elements of a typical Motte and Bailey arrangement on the site of a Roman Fort that once guarded the York to Carlisle passage across the stunning moorlands. We drove over from Middleton-in Teesdale and looked down on the castle from the top of the hills and then looked back up to the moors from the castle. There was no charge but the adjacent ice-cream parlour may tempt you to part with some cash or cashless funds which would be a just reward for discovering this delightful ruin. Calling it a northern Corfe would not be out of keeping, just somewhat more quiet and personal.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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