Brampton (Cumbria)

Brampton is a market town in Cumbria, U.K. It is some 10 miles east of Carlisle.

The Moot hall.
Statue of the Emperor Hadrian.

Get in

Brampton is off the A69 between Carlisle and Newcastle.

Disc parking zones : - Brampton, in central areas, operates a disc parking system. Any motorist may park in a disc zone for a limited period without charge, provided that a valid clock disc set to the time of arrival is prominently displayed in the vehicle. Clock discs are available free of charge from council offices, tourist information centres and various shops and business outlets throughout the county. If you don’t have a clock disc it is acceptable to prominently display a hand written note with your arrival time in the vehicle. The maximum duration of stay in each disc zone is clearly indicated on the signs displayed on the street where you have parked.

There are regular bus services, number 685 from Carlisle to Newcastle and 680 from Carlisle to Alston and Nenthead.

The main train line between Carlisle and Newcastle stops approximately 1 mile outside the town.

Carlisle airport is some 5 miles to the west, but at the moment (October 2008) there are no commercial passenger flights.

Get around

It is possible to walk around Brampton. However if you need a taxi then Brampton Cars are the local choice. Telephone: +44 1697 73386‎




The town has many small shops as well as a substantial antiques gallery


The Jacobite tea rooms offer day time meals. There are also Indian, Chinese and a fish & chip shop for take aways. The Off the Wall Cafe offers a range of drinks and lunch time meals.


The number of pubs in the village has dropped off significantly with many closed and boarded up.


Outside the town there are plenty of country inns as well as up market hotels

With Hadrian's wall nearby there is also plenty of self-catering accommodation to chose from .

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