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Brampton (Cumbria)

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Brampton (Cumbria)

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Brampton is a market town in Cumbria, U.K. It is some 10 miles east of Carlisle.

The Moot hall.
Statue of the Emperor Hadrian.

Get in[edit]

Brampton is on the A69 between Carlisle and Newcastle. There is a regular bus service, number 685 and the main train line between Carlisle and Newcastle stops approximately 1 mile outside the town. Carlisle airport is some 5 miles to the west, but at the moment (october 2008) there are no commercial passenger flights.

Get around[edit]

It is possible to walk around Brampton. However if you need a taxi then Brampton cars are the local choice.Telephone:016977 3386‎

See[edit][add listing]

  • The moot hall and Hadrian's statue.
  • The Capon Tree Monument outside the town centre was the scene of the 1746 hanging of six of Bonnie Prince Charlie's supporters.
  • St Martin's Church is famous as the only church designed by the Pre-Raphaelite architect Philip Webb, and contains one of the most exquisite sets of stained glass windows designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and executed in the William Morris studio.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Visit Hadrian's wall.
  • Visit Talkin Tarn [1]
  • Walk around the town and visit the local church with it's stained glass windows.

Buy[edit][add listing]

The town has many small shops as well as a substantial antiques gallery[2]

Eat[edit][add listing]

The Jacobite tea rooms offer day time meals. There are also Indian, Chinese and a fish & chip shop for take aways.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

The White Lion Hotel offer accommodation close to the town centre. It's address is,High Cross St Brampton, CA8 1RP and telephone:016977 2338.

Outside the town there are plenty of country inns [3] as well as up market hotels [4]

With Hadrian's wall nearby there is also plenty of self catering accommodation to chose from [5].


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