THE EDGE
VACATION & HOLIDAY GUIDE TO
CUMBRIA & THE LAKE DISTRICT


BRAMPTON, CUMBRIA

Brampton
Location:
OS ref
NY 527612
Sheet 86.
In the NE of
the County, off
the A69 to
Carlisle.

Nearest
Towns:

Carlisle
W on the A69
9mls/13km.

Alston
SE on the A689
17mls/28km.

Accommodation

Hotels:

Farlam Hall
Country House
Hotel

Cumberland
Mustard

Genealogy

Lanercost
Priory


Roman
History
Brampton is a charming and ancient town of red sand stone is in the north-east of the county, surrounded by beautiful, quiet rolling countryside. The town benefits from being close to the A69 Carlisle to Newcastle road and also the railway line following the same route, thus giving the town excellent communications.

This handsome town has a wide partially cobbled main street and a Market Place with an impressive octagonal Moot Hall of 1817. The many alleyways and side streets conceal delightful cottages and other grander buildings.

The list of activities in the area is impressive. Golf, flying, sailing, rowing, fishing, birdwatching, cycling, bowling and of course walking (Hadrian's Wall is close by) are all available visitors to the town and its surroundings. In addition, Carlisle is close enough and the town so well connected to it that all the benefits associated with a city can be enjoyed while you stay in the more relaxed and rural setting of Brampton. Accommodation is plentiful no matter what your budget, and of good quality from Bed and Breakfast to Hotels, Guest Houses and Inns.

The main church in Brampton is St Martin, built 1874-8. It is important not only to Brampton but to those interested in the work of the great artist Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898). He designed some of the impressive stained glass windows made by William Morris. The church itself was designed by Philip Webb.

Just outside the town centre is Capon Hill where in 1746 the survivors of the garrison left behind at Carlisle Castle by Bonnie Prince Charlie during his retreat to Scotland were hung by a vengeful Duke of Cumberland. Prince Charlie had stayed in the town when laying siege to Carlisle Castle in 1745..

Two miles east is the picturesque C13th Lanercost Priory with its rich history and fine architecture and well worth visiting. You will pass the Priory as you visit the Roman Wall less than a mile to the north of the Priory.

All who come to this delightful old market town never regret doing so and often return again and again. Don't be left out.

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