Kirkby Stephen is not quite visible towards the top left, but in the centre is the ruined Lammerside Castle about which I wrote a while ago.
Castles of the Eden Valley
From Mallerstang to Carlisle the Eden Valley is richly supplied with castles and other fortified houses. Some of these medieval fortresses been in ruins since the 17th century Civil War or even earlier, whilst others are still occupied. There\’s a lot of castle visiting to be done around the River Eden.
Mention the two words Mallerstang and Castle, and the majority of people who have visited the area will immediately think of Pendragon Castle, one of the favourite places of the great Lady Anne Clifford. Driving, cycling or walking up to the Mallerstang valley from Kirkby Stephen and Nateby, however, long before we reach Pendragon we [...]
Today we’re at Brough Castle, one of Lady Anne Clifford’s 17th century restorations but now once again in ruins. Having said that the picture taken from this angle, from close to the A66 Trans-Pennine trunk road, doesn’t really do justice to the amount that remains, so we’ll need to look at it more closely. Along [...]