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Page 133:-
Many pleasant and picturesque walks are in this neighbourhood; and, within five miles, are Lowther Castle, Brougham Hall, Eden Hall, Dalemain, Greystoke Castle, Hutton Hall, and Ulles Water.
  Eamont Bridge
  Arthur's Round Table
  Brougham Hall

A pleasant road leads to Eamont Bridge, so picturesque an object that it ought to be transferred to the sketch-book of every artist. Turning immediately to the right is Arthur's Round Table, on the banks of the stream, an amphitheatre twenty-nine yards in diameter, surrounded by a ditch and mound. To the west of it, on the right of the road to Pooley, is Mayburgh's Mystic Round, a hill, on the summit of which is a circular enclosure, one hundred yards in diameter, formed by pebble stones, having in its centre a column of unhewn stone eleven feet high, and twenty-two feet in circumference. Antiquarians have hazarded several but unsatisfactory conjectures, as to the uses of these mysterious structures. They are evidently of British origin, and to be classed along with such as Long Meg and the Keswick Circle. Following the Shap road till you arrive at the Lowther, on a finely-wooded eminence, on which it is perched like a nest, is Brougham Hall, the seat of Lord Brougham and Vaux. It is a lofty and aged pile, having a long front to the west, with an embattled parapet, and a terrace extending north and south: the windows of the Hall are filled with stained glass. The shrubberies and pleasure-grounds are extensive, and laid out with taste. On the high road, a little
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