Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BROUGH CASTLE


BROUGH CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

It was built in 1095 on a Roman fort site but after being held by the Scots from 1136 to 1157 it was destroyed by them in 1174. Rebuilt at the end of the 12th century it was used until it was badly damaged in a fire in the 16th century. Then it was restored in 1660 by Lady Clifford but after her death some of its stone was used to repair one of the other family castles, Appleby, at the end of the 17th century. In 1763 the castle was partly demolished.

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Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
8 miles south of Appleby on the A66
Brough, Cumbria CA10 2AA

 


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