Local sites and research
"It is believed that all true Broughams receive their name from the village of Brougham near Penrith in Cumbria, Northern England". A great site for researching your family tree.
Brougham Castle (English Heritage)
In a picturesque setting beside the crossing of the River Eamont and about a mile from Brougham Hall, Brougham Castle was founded in the early 13th century. This great keep largely survives, amid many later buildings - including the unusual double gatehouse and impressive 'Tower of League'.
Standing strongly in the city it has dominated for nine centuries, Carlisle Castle was a constantly updated working fortress until well within living memory. Now its rich and varied visitor attractions reflect its long and eventful history. Even before the medieval castle was begun, this site was an important Roman fortress.
In a quiet corner of Cumbria about two miles from Brougham Hall, the Lowther estate has been the home of the Lowther family since the 12th century. You can drive through the park in front of the Castle and visit St Michael's Church.
This church stands within an extensive Churchyard within Lowther park and in the shadow of the ruined Lowther Castle. A spectacular location which overlooks the River Lowther with views over forest and fell.
Penrith is a large town, just two miles from Brougham Hall, acting as a regional centre for the eastern Lake District, lying just outside the National Park.
Dalemain, a beautiful historic mansion house is just a few miles from Penrith and Brougham Hall near to Lake Ullswater.
The George and Dragon in Clifton, just a few minutes drive from Brougham Hall serves fresh, seasonal produce from the Lowther Estate. It also has accommodation.