Brougham Castle visit

Published on Thursday 11th April 2024 by Griff Hosker

I had a lovely day today at Brougham Castle in Cumbria with two of my grandsons. It was the home of the Clifford family and sports a fine keep. It was built in 1214 by Richard de Vieuxpoint between two rivers; the Eamont and the Lowther. Originally, it had a wood wall but that was replaced by one in stone. The stone walls were added by the Clifford family.
There was a Roman fort there before the castle but no visible remains. Interestingly, there are many stones in the castle robbed from the fort and cemetery. Tombstones were creatively reused. It is remote and there is nothing there but the castle. However, it is well worth a visit.