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in the county of Cumbria

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About Brampton

Picturesque market town with origins stretching back to the 7th century. One of the loveliest features of Brampton is its octagonal Moot Hall, built by the Earl of Lancaster in 1817, this now houses the town's tourist information centre, but does not detract from the overall historic nature of the building which continues to be the main focus of attention in Brampton's pretty market-place. King Henry III granted the town its first market charter, a market was first held here in 1252. In 1606, James I granted a charter, a copy of this is displayed in the Moot Hall.

Much of the charm of Brampton centres upon its quantity of ancient properties, some lining cobbled streets. It has buildings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, thus covering a variety of architectural designs with the properties being mainly built of local red sandstone, giving a unifying feel to the town. Of great interest is the house where Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed, this dates from 1603, it is now a shop but a plaque on the wall records that this was where he received the keys to Carlisle upon its surrender. Other noted buildings include The Scotch Arms, a former coaching inn from the 18th century, the old police station from the 1860's, and the White Lion Hotel which dates 1790.

During the 18th century Brampton founded its fortunes on the cotton industry and picturesque old weavers cottages can still be seen, along with homes belonging to the period when mining became important to the town's economy.

These days Brampton operates very much as a resort town, it is ideally situated for Carlisle, the Solway Firth, the Borderlands Forest Park and the Scottish lowlands. It offers everything any tourist could wish for including a beautiful parish church designed by the Pre-Raphaelite architect Philip Webb. St.Martin's Church was built of re-sandstone in 1874, it has wonderful windows designed by Edward Burne-Jones, which were made in the studio of William Morris. Outside the church lie many interesting gravestones, these include the 19th century grave of Lizzie Batey who was known as the "Brampton Witch".

Brampton is set amongst spacious countryside, the delightful River Irthing flows close-by and within easy reach is the beautiful country centre Talkin Tarn with its miles of rolling farmland and magnificent 65 acre lake.

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Scotch Arms Mews in Brampton, Cumbria, England

Scotch Arms Mews

Brampton, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Located in Brampton, the Grade II listed family-run Scotch Arms Mews boasts 10 en-suite rooms. Also on offer to all guests is ample free parking in the bed and breakfast's on-site car park, and access...
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The Mews in Brampton, Cumbria, England

The Mews

Brampton, Cumbria, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
The Mews offers pet-friendly accommodation in Brampton. The property is 46 km from Keswick and boasts views of the city. There is a dining area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom....
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Haytongate Barn in Brampton, Cumbria, England

Haytongate Barn

Brampton, Cumbria, England (2.3 miles, 3.6 km, direction NE)
Haytongate Barn is a holiday home with a garden, situated in Brampton. The property is 49 km from Keswick and free private parking is offered. There is a dining area and a kitchen. A TV is provided....
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Farlam House Barn in Farlam, Cumbria, England

Farlam House Barn

Farlam, Cumbria, England (2.4 miles, 3.8 km, direction SE)
Farlam House Barn is a holiday home situated in Farlam in the Cumbria Region and is 45 km from Keswick. The unit is 15 km from Carlisle. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with an oven and...
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The Golden Fleece Inn in Irthington, Cumbria, England

The Golden Fleece Inn

Irthington, Cumbria, England (2.5 miles, 4.0 km, direction W)
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Farlam Hall Country House Hotel in Brampton, Cumbria, England4 stars

Farlam Hall Country House Hotel

Brampton, Cumbria, England (2.6 miles, 4.2 km, direction E)
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The Barn in Brampton, Cumbria, England

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Brampton, Cumbria, England (2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction E)
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Brampton (Cumbria) Station(1.4 miles, 2.2 km, direction SE)
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M6 Junction 43(6.8 miles, 11.0 km, direction SW)
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