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Brough, in Cumbria, is made up of two separate villages: Brough proper and Church Brough. It has close proximity to both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, and is only 4 miles north east of Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria, England.
In the 1090s, William Rufus began building a stone castle here. The castle was attacked in 1174 by William the Lion, Scottish king at the time, and heavily destroyed by fire. However, it was restored and in 1203, King John granted Brough Castle to Robert of Vieuxpont. From there it passed into the hands of the Clifford family. Robert Clifford decided to expand the castle, including adding the south eastern tower circa 1300, and a new upper hall was constructed circa 1350. In 1659, Lady Anne Clifford began restoring the fortification, and developed a huge attachment towards it, despite also holding a castle at Appleby. Upon her death in 1676 the castle was abandoned and fell into decay. The castle walls are still standing today and the romantic ruins are well worth a visit.....

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