Brougham Hall

(See also Brougham , Brougham's Churches , Brougham Castle)

Brougham Hall from out side walls by Graeme DougalBrougham Hall, set in its own park, is the historic country seat of the Brougham family. A fortified home has existed on the elevated site since the late 1400s. The Broughams of Brougham (Westmorland) became extinct in 1608, and a James Bird purchased the estate in 1676. John Brougham of Scales (Cumberland) brought the estate back into the Brougham family in 1726.

Brougham Hall Main Gate by Graeme DougalRebuilding of the Hall took place in 1829-1847 and again in the 1860s when Lord Brougham, the Lord Chancellor, lived in the home. It became known as the Windsor of the North due to the visits by King Edward VII and the future King George VI.

Following the collapse of the family finances in the early 1930s, Brougham Hall passed out of the family in 1934. It fell into ruin. Restoration was begun in 1985 and is ongoing.

Brougham Hall grounds by Graeme DougalBrougham Hall houses craft workshops, food and gift shops, and a cafe in the outer walls. There is a Cromwellian chapel beside the Hall and a museum detailing the Halls history.

Brougham Hall is at Brougham on the B6262, one mile south of Penrith between the A6 and A66.
Tel. 01768 868184
Tel/Fax 01768 - 868184
Website: www.broughamhall.co.uk
Brougham Hall grounds by Graeme DougalOpen: daily, Oct-end March, Sat and Sun, 10am-4pm Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan contact by phone for individual or group tours.
Admission by donation.
Art metalwork shop: open daily 9am to 5.00pm
Country furnishings shop: open weekdays 9.30pm to 5.00pm.
Ornamental ironwork: open 10am-5pm daily.
Brougham Hall Main Gate door knocker by Graeme DougalSmokehouse: open 10am-5:30pm, daily
Website: www.the-old-smokehouse.co.uk
Truffles and ice cream shop
Cafe open daily.
Opening hours of all shops vary in winter.

Note: Please check opening times and dates before visiting in case of changes.

Photos courtesy of Graeme Dougal

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