Castles of Cumberland - Carlisle

Click on the Castle name below (NOTE some browsers don't like imagemaps, so you can also click the castle name below the map) to see a picture and some text about the Castle.

Cumberland Image Map
Bew Castle

Carlisle Castle
Cockermouth Castle
Egremont Castle
Hardknott Castle
Highhead Castle
Kirkoswald Castle
Liddel Strength Castle
Millom Castle
Muncaster Castle
Naworth Castle
Penrith Castle

Cumberland, like Westmorland, has vanished into modern day Cumbria.  This is the county of the Lake District, with Windermere, Derwent Water, Wastwater and many others, plus the highest peaks and the town of Keswick, nestling in the very heart of the Lakes.

Andrew and Roy in the Lake District

The north of the county is relatively flatter and is dominated by the Solway Firth which separates England from Scotland.  This is the land of the Reivers; bandits and raiders from both sides of the borders and here (and in Northumbria) are many pele towers, defensive homesteads many of which refer to themselves as Castles.

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