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    by uglyscot Written Jul 3, 2011

    Brougham castle is beside a crossing of the River Eamont. It was founded in the early 13th century. It has a great keep and an unusually double gatehouse.Also a 'Tower of Light'. There ar passages to explore, and spiral stairways.
    It is popular with families with children.

    The casle can be visited from 10am -17.00 pm
    Cost of admission :
    Adults £3.50; concession £3.40; children £2.30 or a family ticked £9.90

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    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces

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    by TomFoolery Written Mar 8, 2006

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    Penrith Castle was started in 1399 when William Strickland added a wall to an exisiting tower. It's primary purpose was as a defence against the Scots.
    It's situated by the station. There's a park (aptly named Castle park) next to it.

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    Lake

    by Lozza_9 Written Aug 7, 2003

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    As you drive around the Lake District you can miss the lakes. They are amazing.

    Here's a picture of me on a rock.

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    by Roeffie Updated Aug 20, 2003

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    Hutton-in-the-Forest

    Hutton-in-the-Forest is a beautiful historic house on the north eastern edge of the Lake District. It is surrounded by the magnificent woodland of the medieval Forest of Inglewood and is the legendary Green Knight’s Castle in the Arthurian tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
    It is the home of Lord and Lady Inglewood and their children and has belonged tot the family since 1605.

    Address
    Hutton-in-the-Forest
    Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9 TH

    Directions
    2½ miles west of M6 Jct. 41 on B5305.

    Admission:
    £ 4.50 Adults
    £ 2.50 Children 7-16

    Opening Times:
    The House opens on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 12.30 – 16.00 hrs.
    The Gardens, Grounds and Woodland walk opens daily 11.00 – 17.00 hrs. except saturdays.

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    Stone circle

    by Lozza_9 Written Aug 7, 2003

    Thirty-eight hunks of borrowdale volcanic stone, the largest almost eight feet tall, form a circle a hundred feet in diameter, another ten blocks delineating a rectangular enclosure within.

    The stone circle is signposted off both the A66 and A591 on the way into Keswick.

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    by Lozza_9 Updated May 16, 2003

    We decided that we should see a bit of the Lake District and not stay in the camp all the time - we did drive all the way from London so we thought it be good to get out and see the place.

    One place we found was Grizedale Forest. It got loads of lovely walks in the forest. While you are walking there loads of wodern features to spot.

    We didn't have much time and the weather wasn't that good so we went on the short tour. Found some lovely woodern musical instruments.

    Picture of me playing one

    Entry is free and loads of parking

    There are loads of different walks - some take a few hours if you have the time

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