History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The tower stands three stories high. It is crenellated all around, and there is a turret in the southwest corner. The interior floors have been largely removed, allowing visitors to see the 'bones' of the building, including a wonderful timber ceiling and rafter system. There are several fireplaces remaining, and the overall layout of the rooms is easy to make out. In all, Clifton Hall provides a good glimpse into life in a medieval fortified house.
The tower is open at any reasonable time. It is located within Clifton Hall Farm, a 19th century farmhouse which incorporates an inscribed Roman memorial slab into one wall.
About Clifton Hall
Address: Carletown Village, Clifton, Cumbria, England, CA10 2EA
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: Signposted from the A6 opposite the church. Limited parking in a layby near the church, east side of the A6.
Website: Clifton Hall
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Clifton Hall Photos
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Penrith Castle - 2 miles (Castle)
Lowther Castle and Gardens - 2.2 miles (Historic House)
Brougham, St Ninian Ninekirks - 2.4 miles (Historic Church)
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