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A Small Inconspicuous Town in Cumbria and the Surrounding Area

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An October 2007 trip to Brampton by Praskipark

On the Way In to Brampton Photo, Brampton, Cumbria More Photos
Quote: My Stay in the Uncommercial Part of Cumbria

Fell View Restaurant

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Restaurant | "The Restaurant Overlooking the Highest Peak in the Northern Penines"

Cumbrian Sheep Photo, Cumbria, England
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There seems to be quite a plethora of eateries around Brampton and I have to say I have tried a few but the one that stands out the most to me is The Fell View Restaurant which is part of The Centurion Pub. I have already described the pub and its interior in my Centurion Inn Review but I would like to say that from the garden and windows of the restaurant you are able to see right across the valley of Irthing to the highest peak in the Northern Penines, Cold Fell.Now for my review of the restaurant:The night in question was a summer's evening in September and as usual after having a few drinks in the bar we decided we would like to eat and as the restaurant was just next door ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 26, 2009

Centurion Inn (The)

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Attraction | "Rambling on Down to the Centurion"

Centurion Inn (The)  Photo, Brampton, Cumbria
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There seems to be quite a plethora of eateries and pubs in and around Brampton and I have to say I have tried a few but the one that stands out the most to me is The Centruion Inn. This also has a restaurant attached and I am going to review this seperately so as not to make the review too long. From the outside this is a very pretty building indeed. Any establishment with a name like The Centurion has to be connected to the famous wall that was built by Hadrian and his army of men. The original name for the Inn was The Black Bull and has been part of village life since the 18th century. Twenty five years ago the villagers realised that part of the building was actually on the route to Hadrian's Wall,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 26, 2009

Centurion Inn (The)
Walton
Brampton CA8 2DH
+44 016977 2438

Tottergill Farm

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Hotel | "Tottering around in Tottergill"

Tottergill Farm Photo, Cumbria, England
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Cumbria has always been a special county for me. Especially the area surrounding the city of Carlisle. Compared with the Lake District this area is far more peaceful but just as pretty in a wild, old fashioned way.When spending a few days in the countryside I like to stay in self catering accommodation. I find it is a more flexible alternative to staying in a hotel or Bed and Breakfast. You can come and go when you want. The accommodation I am going to review today is is a 2 bedroomed cottage on Tottergill Farm on the outskirts of Castle Carrock which is very close to Brampton.The cottage is part of a farm complex situated high on the western flanks of Castle Carrock Fell. Our ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 25, 2009

Tottergill Farm
Castle Carrock
Brampton CA8 9DP
+44 01228 670615

Hadrian's Wall

Attraction | "An Ancient Wall that You Can Touch and Feel "

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Hadrian's Wall is not too far away - about 25 minutes by car. Sections near to Brampton that are of interest are Banks Turrets which is a 30 mile section which was first built of turf incorporating stone turrets and then eventually totally replaced with stone.At Birdoswald located in Gilsland there is a Roman Fort and Visitor's centre which illustrates Roman connections and depicts stories of the border raids as well as Victorian and 20th century discoveries. We have visited this centre a few times and it is really interesting but what is more fascinating is that the parts of the wall are scattered around this part of Cumbria and you can actually touch and interact with this amazing creati...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 23, 2009

Hadrian's Wall
Northumberland, England
Newcastle, England

Lanercost Priory

Attraction | "An Augustinian Priory in A Serene Valley "

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Lanercost Priory
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This Augustinian priory is situated in a quiet valley near the River Irthing. It was founded by Henry11 in 1166 and it was completed in 1220 with stone stolen from Hadrian's wall. This priory suffered damage from wars and many raids from the Scots being very near to the border of both countries. It was dissolved as a priory in 1538 by Henry V111. It is open to visitor's from the beginning of April to the end of September from 10am to 6pm.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 23, 2009

Lanercost Priory

Lanercost

St Martin's Church

Attraction | "The Church with the Wonderful Stained Glass Windows"

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St. Martin's Church is situated on the right hand side of the road leading to the market square as you enter the town. This church from the outside doesn't actually look anything special . It is big, square and built out of red sandstone although it was designed by the architect Philip Webb who was part of the pre-raphaelite movement. It's only when you enter inside and notice the beautiful stained glass windows which were designed by Edward Burne-Jones and actually made in the studios of William Morris who was an artist, designer and member of the pre-raphaelite brotherhood, that the building can been seen in a different light. These two artists were known to work well together and their use of colou...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 23, 2009

An Inconspicuous Town in Cumbria

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On the Way In to Brampton Photo, Brampton, Cumbria
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My review today is about a quintessential English town in Cumbria. Not as exotic as some of the towns I have reviewed I know but to me it has a special place in my travel diairies. It is an alternative Cumbrian experience, far from the maddening crowd of Lake Windermere and commercialism. I have always been enchanted with the town's cobbled streets and winding lanes which lead to quaint, little shops and old pubs and coaching inns dating from the 18th and19 th century, some even older. Some narrow walkways go to small shops selling hand made jewellery and clothes, there are at least a couple of old fashioned bakeries where the bread and cakes are made on the premises. The town has two art ...Read More

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Praskipark

Praskipark
Warsaw, Poland

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