Brampton is a delightful old market town founded in the 7th century just a short distance from the world heritage site of Hadrian's Wall. The town centre hosts an excellent selection of shops cafes and pubs, many of which are local and independent. There are also medical and dental practices, and all the other facilities which might be expected from a small town.
The famous Old Church, where the original town stood and the people of Brampton buried their dead for five hundred years, and the site of Stanegate Roman Fort are just a short walk from the town centre.
The town has an excellent local golf club, and other leisure facilities. Brampton has a busy social calendar with many community events held throughout the year, and a thriving local music scene.
Country walks abound, of course, and just two miles away Talkin Tarn offers rowing, sailing and fishing in a superb setting.
Naworth and Askerton Castles, Lanercost Priory, Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall and Bewcastle Cross are all local attractions.
Bonny Prince Charlie and Charles Dickens have both been visitors to the town in the past. Bonnie Prince Charlie making it his Headquarters in 1745 during his siege of Carlisle and Charles Dickens staying at the Howard Arms.
Brampton is situated approximately ten miles from the attractive City of Carlisle, the county administrative and regional centre. Good shopping facilities are to be found in the city, as well as excellent museums, historic buildings, a university and sporting and leisure facilities. Brampton has good transport links to the M6 motorway, nine miles to the west and to Newcastle upon Tyne via the A69, fifty miles to the east.