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Brough Castle is a ruin atop a hill commanding views of the surrounding countryside. Built on the site of an earlier Roman fortification by William Rufus (II) in around 1100 and subsequently enlarged it was attacked several times by marauding Scots. Now it stands above the town of Brough and is rarely bothered by anything more threatening than a few sheep or the odd tourist. In times past it would have controlled the routes from East to West across the Penines and a route from North to South through the Vale of Eden.

This is the remains of the Norman Keep of around 1180 in the Western end of the site, later additions extending to the right of this photograph.

Photograph taken in the late afternoon looking north, a polarising filter has enhanced the sky and clouds.

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