In a picturesque setting beside the crossing of the River Eamont in Cumbria, England, Brougham Castle (pronounced “Broom”) 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’.
Both a formidable barrier against Scots invaders and a prestigious residence, the castle welcomed Edward I in 1300. The Romans were there before. Indeed the castle is built on the site of a Roman fort, that guarded a river crossing, and building stones from the fort were used in the building of the castle.
Keeping us Scots in place!, the very idea! 🤗