Things to do and see when staying at The Inn

The countryside surrounding The Inn at Brough is absolutely steeped in history and abounds in historic towns and villages, ancient monuments and museums.
There are masses of attractions and activities for the visitor within a half-hour drive of The Inn, often on deserted roads. Brough is ideal as a centre for walking, cycling and driving through the beautiful Eden Valley and its surrounding hills and fells and is within easy reach of the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, the County Palatinate of Durham and Hadrian's Wall. The Eden Valley has a major advantage in not being crowded with tourists.
We have arranged the places to visit in order of distance from Brough. Rather than replicate other websites we offer a short introduction to each item and a link to their own website which you will find in the 'Contact' section.
The following website links are also always worth visiting when planning a holiday:

 

Bowes Castle
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Bowes lies about 13 miles east along the A66 from The Inn at Brough and , like Brough, stands on the old Stainway, used from prehistoric times as one of the few passable East to West routes across the Pennines. As a consequence many of the hamlets along its path were fortified by the original inhabitants and then by the Romans, the Normans and later the English. The impressive ruins of Henry II's 12th century keep stand on the site of the Roman fort of Lavatris which guarded the approach to the strategic pass and was occupied from the 1st to the late 4th century.

Bowes Castle was built between 1171 and 1187. By the 17th century it had become redundant. It was owned by the Ministry of Works until it was handed over to English Heritage. The simple sign below from before the nanny state took over displays a nice brevity.

Bowes MoW Sign

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Bowes Castle

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Bowes Castle

Bowes lies about 13 miles east along the A66 from The Inn at Brough and , like Brough, stands on the old Stainway, used from prehistoric times as one of the few passable East to West routes across the Pennines. As a consequence many of the hamlets along its path were fortified by the original inhabitants and then by the Romans, the Normans and later the English. The impressive ruins of Henry II's 12th century keep stand on the site of the Roman fort of Lavatris which guarded the approach to the strategic pass and was occupied from the 1st to the late 4th century.

Bowes Castle was built between 1171 and 1187. By the 17th century it had become redundant. It was owned by the Ministry of Works until it was handed over to English Heritage. The simple sign below from before the nanny state took over displays a nice brevity.

Bowes MoW Sign

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English Heritage

Bowes Castle

Bowes

DL12

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