The welcoming market town of Brampton is located in Cumbria, nine miles east of the city of Carlisle. Holiday cottages in Brampton, Cumbria are perfect for visitors who want to discover the Pennines and Hadrian’s Wall, both of which are a few miles south of the town. There are a variety of family-run shops in and around Main Street and Mainside, and some great places to eat and drink, including Bistro 34, Mr Brown’s, and the Nag’s Head. The town is known for its historic, red sandstone architecture. A short stroll away from most Brampton holiday cottages, St Martin’s Church was designed by the Pre-Raphaelite architect Phillip Webb, featuring spectacular stained-glass windows.

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In the heart of Brampton, octagonal Moot Hall was built in 1817 and now houses a tourist information centre. Popping in for guidance on touring the area’s many listed buildings is highly recommended while on self-catering holidays in Brampton. Overlooking the town, there is an imposing medieval motte with a statue of the 7th Earl of Carlisle. Brampton is set amid the rolling countryside of the Irthing Valley and Geltsdale. The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a vast stretch of woods, fields and moors, crisscrossed by footpaths and bridleways, where wonderful walks and horse-riding can be enjoyed. Within a couple of miles of Brampton, there are scenic routes to be discovered in Gelt Wood, Rowbank Wood and Talkin Tarn. 

Just two miles from Brampton, Hadrian’s Wall was built to protect the northwest frontier of the Roman Empire, and stretches for 73 miles from coast to coast. The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Northumberland National Park are close enough for day trips from Brampton. A visit to the ancient city of Carlisle is also recommended, with an imposing castle and tumultuous history to delve into.