This blog post on Castles of Cumbria has been sponsored by Temple Sowerby Hotel.
Last weekend I visited a number of castles in Cumbria, here are the best of my photos.
Privately owned with just a small sign identifying the castle.
Free entry and open to the public.
Appleby castle has been closed to the public since 2004, this is as close as I could get.
Owned by English Heritage and open to the public.
Located in the centre of the town and open to the public.
Lowther Castle is currently being renovated, it is open to the public to see the development work.
Dacre castle is still lived in today, it is not open to the public.
View the complete set on Flickr.
For a great place to stay only a short distance from all these castles visit Temple Sowerby Hotel.