Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle


With panoramic views over the Eden valley, the 13th century castle has a maze of passages and spiral stairways to explore.  The grounds also make it an ideal picnic spot.

Visit the English Heritage website

While here visit the almost next door Brocavum Roman fort.

See the Historic England entry, and Wikipedia entry

What makes it special

  • Explore the maze of passages and staircases
  • Enjoy a picnic in the grounds by the River Eamont
  • Visit the nearby Brocavum Roman fort

Opening Times

Summer - daily 10:00 to 18:00

October to 3rd November - daily 10:00 to 16:00

November to March - weekends 10:00 to 16:00


Member - free
Adult - £5.70 (with Gift Aid £6.30)
Child (5-17 years) - £3.40 (with Gift Aid £3.80)
Concession tool-tip - £5.10 (with Gift Aid £5.70)
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) - £14.80 (with Gift Aid £16.40)

Hostels nearby

YHA Dufton Exterior

YHA Dufton

YHA Exclusive Hire
En suite rooms available
Garden / grounds

Brougham Castle

Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2AA

Map references

OS Map: 90

OS Grid Ref: NY537290

Lat/Lng: 54.654297, -2.718054

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Indoor climbing wall

Ambleside Climbing Wall

Here at Ambleside Climbing Wall there's an indoor climbing wall, bouldering room, and cafe. There's also a room dedicated to climbing gear, which can be hired.


Brockhole Visitor Centre

Take in the scenic views and gardens down to the shores of Windermere.  See the house first created by William Gaddum, a silk merchant from Manchester, as his family's 'summer house'.  Brows

Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage

Visit the barely-changed home of famous Romantic poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy. You'll find plenty to inspire you in the museum too.


Walking and Rambling in Ambleside

A range of information on local walks is available from the hostel - just ask at reception and our friendly staff will be able to recommend a great walk for you.


Watersports in Ambleside

The Lake District was made for wild swimming and with this hostel right on the edge of England's largest lake, Windermere, it would be rude not to.

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake

One of the most beautifully located theatres in England, hosting film and literary festivals throughout the year.

Derwentwater boat trips

Boat trips on Derwentwater

Cruise the lake stopping at the lakeshore jetties where you can change boats, or enjoy the 50 minute trip around Derwentwater.


Osprey View Point

Spectacular view of the ospreys flying to and from their nest and, most amazing of all, catching fish from Bassenthwaite Lake.


Keswick Golf Club

An 18 hole golf course offering a unique golfing experience - with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Lakeland Fells.

The Puzzling Place

The Puzzling Place

Stuffed with puzzles, gadgets and curiosities The Puzzling Place is guaranteed to have something to amuse, entertain or puzzle you.


Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

With its large collection of exhibits, the museum is a fascinating place to discover old Keswick and the Lake District. See the museum website.


Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill

Acorn Bank Garden is a National Trust garden, best known for its collection of herbs. Wander along the beck to the partially restored watermill. Visit the National Trust website

Aira Force waterfalls

Aira Force Waterfalls

Indulge in impressive mountain scenery and a 65ft waterfall that inspired many of Wordsworth's great works. See the National Trust website See the Visit Cumbria website

Ashgill Force

Ashgill Force

The highest waterfall in the area, the gill falls a spectacular 50ft into a pool in the wooded valley below.


Climbing in Grasmere

Climb and scramble to your hearts content and enjoy the spectacular views from this beautiful part of the country.