The English Heritage Properties in Cumbria and the Lake District

English Heritage is concerned with every building and site in the country which contributes to our historic environment and our understanding of the past. It wants to help the public of today and tomorrow to appreciate and enjoy this unique heritage. It provides expert conservation advice and funding to many of the 15,400 ancient monuments, 450,000 listed buildings and 9,000 conservation areas across England. It also supports rescue archaeology where sites are threatened.
It is directly responsible for 408 historic properties representing every aspect of the history of England, expressed in earthworks, dolmen, henges, stone circles, magnificent Roman remains, medieval castles, abbeys, houses and gardens.

Roman Forts in Cumbria and the Lake District



Hard Knott




Banks Turrets

Pike Hill Signal Tower

Milecastle 48


Castles and Pele Towers in Cumbria and the Lake District

Brough Castle

Brougham Castle

Carlisle Castle

Penrith Castle


Piel Castle

Clifton Hall Pele


Abbeys and Priories in Cumbria and the Lake District

Furness Abbey

Lanercost Priory

Shap Abbey

Wetheral Priory


Ancient Sites in Cumbria and the Lake District

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Mayburgh Henge, Penrith

King Arthur’s Round Table



Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Bow Bridge

Countess Pillar

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