Brough CastleBrough Castle dates from around 1100AD and was built to provide protection of routes from the North across land that had only recently been taken from the Scots.
Kendal CastleIn 1338 Kendal Castle became the home of the Parr family whose ancestor Queen Catherine Parr who lived from 1513 to 1548 and became the last wife of King Henry VIII.
Lowther CastleIn the late 17th century John Lowther, 1st Viscount Lonsdale rebuilt the family home, then known as Lowther Hall, on a grand scale.
Lammerside CastleThe main interior space of Lammerside Castle has collapsed in the centre and is open to the sky.
Carnasserie CastleThis magnificent ruined castle, is the former home of the first Protestant Bishop of the Isles. The castle was built as a single structure between 1565 and 1572 by John Carswell, and apart from some changes to the windows in the south wall made in 1681, it remained virtually unaltered.