Brougham Castle was founded in the 13th century as a residence and defence against Scots invaders. The surviving keep, unusual double gatehouse, winding passages, and spiral staircases are wonderful places to explore. Also, the ‘Tower of League’ is a popular point of interest. Set in the Cumbrian countryside next to the River Eamont, a trip to the top of the keep reveals fantastic picturesque views. The castle also has several picnic tables that are the perfect place to stop for a break and take in the views.

A gift shop is located by the entrance to Brougham Castle. They supply visitors with a range of souvenirs, hot and cold drinks, snacks, and ice cream in the summer! The shop also displays an exhibition on fascinating life of Lady Anne Clifford, as well as stone carvings and pottery found at a neighbouring Roman fort.

Interested in exploring another prominent Cumbrian castle? Visit Carlisle Castle!


The shop has an accessible toilet available for visitors. There are no baby changing facilities.

There are handrails across the property and wheelchair loan is available.

Assistance dogs and pet dogs are welcome.

There is no car park but free car parking is available on the roadside

For more information on Brougham Castle and how to book tickets, click here.

Q Is Brougham Castle wheelchair accessible?

Parts of the grounds are however the terrain may be uneven and many of the buildings require using stairs to explore.

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