Discover a thousand years of action packed history in Cumbria’s Castles. Being a border county between England and Scotland, Cumbria has a fascinating if turbulent past just waiting to be heard.
With the stunning backdrop of the English Lake District, our castles make the ideal day out. You can enjoy a picnic by castle ruins, visit the most haunted castle in the UK or explore one the longest continuously inhabited country houses in England all whilst enjoying panoramic views.
Plan your visit by clicking on one our Castles in Cumbria to find out more:
Brougham Castle (near Penrith)
Carlisle Castle (Carlisle)
Muncaster Castle (Ravenglass)
Sizergh Castle (near Kendal)
See also our collection of Cumbrian Cathedrals and Abbeys.