Click on the Castle name below (or in the list below the map) to see a picture and some text about the Castle.
The old county of Westmorland has been swallowed whole by huge Cumbria. But it is a region very much of its own. Remote, wild and mountainous but at the same time very beautiful. This county is one of the least built up and least known of all of them - and yet millions pass through here heading for the "heart" of the Lake District, just outside the county boundary in Cumberland.
Yet here is one of the most beautiful lakes - Ullswater, and the some of the most dramatic scenery in the Lakes.
Westmorland also has some of the very best Castles in the north west. Brough and Brougham make an interesting pair (very disimilar, but often confused due to their name similarity). Appleby, in the county town is beautifully preserved. Whilst Lammerside and Pendragon, although smashed to pieces, are notable because of their dramatic setting.
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