Lady Anne Clifford

Lady Anne Clifford

Lady Anne Clifford   Lady Anne Clifford was a legend in her own lifetime, and she has remained so ever since. She was one of the greatest figures in the history of north-west England. She was married first to Richard Sackville, earl of Dorset, and later to Philip...

Appleby Castle

Appleby Castle   Appleby Castle lies above the ancient town of Appleby deep in the heart of the Eden Valley.     The history of the site dates back to Roman times and probably beyond as the site is on a good defence plane with the Valley of the River Eden very steep...
Brough Castle

Brough Castle

Brough Castle   Brough Castle lies just outside the village of Brough off the A66. The castle is now looked after by English Heritage and entry is free.   Though the castle is quite ruinous there is still a lot to see as the castle was quite large, especially after...

Castles

Castles and Lady Anne Clifford.   Castles – I love them whether they are ruinous or still intact and being lived in.   This series of blogs features on four castles all previously owned by the Clifford family of Cumbria – 3 ruinous and one intact. All are within...
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