Places to visit in and around Cliburn
Cliburn Moss, a basin mire, is a National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. The site is managed by Natural England. For further details and to download an information leaflet, please see Natural England's website.
Winderwath is three miles north of Cliburn with which it has a long association. Until the 1930s it was a detached portion of the civil parish of Cliburn and is connected to it by the ancient tithe road through Whinfell Forest. The privately owned 5 acre garden is open to the public. For further details please see www.winderwathgardens.co.uk
Acorn Bank, four miles north east of Cliburn, is a National Trust property with gardens and a fruit orchard. The herb garden features many culinary and medicinal herbs. Parts of the house date from the 16th century. There are also woodland walks and a working watermill. For further details please see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/acorn-bank
Built in the 13th century beside the River Eamont on the site of the Roman fort Brocavum, Brougham Castle was a military base of Robert Clifford, First Baron de Clifford and feudal Baron of Appleby. The Cliffords were overlords of the Manor of Cliburn. For further details please see www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/brougham-castle
Built in the 14th century, Brougham was rescued from dilapidation in the 1980s. Now being restored, there are arts and crafts workshops, small businesses and a café. For further details please see www.broughamhall.co.uk