Welcome to Brampton, Carlisle
Brampton is a small market town, civil parish and electoral ward within the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, England, about 9 miles (14 km) east of Carlisle and 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Hadrian’s Wall. Historically part of Cumberland, it is situated off the A69 road which bypasses it. Brampton railway station, on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, is about a mile outside the town, near the hamlet of Milton.
Brampton, with a population of some 4000, is built of local sandstone, and situated in a hollow formed by glacial action which took place during the ice-age.
In the centre of the town is the octagonal Moot Hall, built in 1817, with an external staircase to its upper entrance, pointed windows and a square turret. The building now houses the Tourist Information Centre. East of the town is an exceptionally large motte, about 135 feet high. On it is a statue of the 7th Earl of Carlisle.
Attractions in Brampton, Carlisle
Hadrian’s Wall – Milecastle 55 – Low Wall
Banks East Turret
Piper Sike Turret
Hadrian’s Wall – Milecastle 50 – High House
Hadrian’s Wall – Milecastle 49 – Harrow's Scar
Hadrian’s Wall – Milecastle 64 – Drawdykes
Hadrian’s Wall – Milecastle 48 – Poltross Burn
Hadrian’s Wall – Milecastle 47 – Chapel House
Roman Army Museum
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Hadrians Wall - Day 3 - Hare Hill to Cawfields
Before leaving Banks you should visit Banks Turret – the best preserved turret (observation tower) along the wall and a chance to enjoy the Southerly views over the valley of the River Irthing. Today’s walk is you will immerse yourself into the natural environment and Roman history.