Penrith in the county of Cumbria, and the place is a busy market town located inside the Eden Valley above the River Eamont, and close to the border of the Lake District National Park. Many travellers go to Penrith on their way to other places around Cumbria and the Lake District. Thanks to its location on the strategic route to and from Scotland, Penrith has resulted as a military centre.
Penrich has a long history and it is in the 9th and 10 centuries that the town was the Capital of Cumbria. Penrith Castle has an original history. It started in 1399 when a stone wall was added to an earlier pele tower. With much addition and improvement, it became a royal fortress for Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Brougham Castle was built by the Normans and some of it remains nowadays.
Legend has that a giant and King of All Cumbria was buried in the giantís grave in St Andrewís Churchyard. The stones surrounding the grave seem to represent the wild boar he killed in Inglewood Forest.
The Penrith Museum and tourist information are located in the former Robinsonís School, a lovely Elizabethan building. The millennium Trail explain about the architecture, history of the town.
Enjoy walking up to the Penrith Beacon, monument built in 1719 as you will get a spectacular view of the Eden Valley. Castle Park is ideal for those enjoying tennis, bowls, crazy golf and pitch and putt.
If you are after refreshments or accommodation, there is a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels and restaurants offering local and international cuisine. There is also a good evening entertainment.
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ALBANY HOUSEGuesthouse in Penrith
5 PORTLAND PLACE
Prices from £55.00 to £120.00 Per Room Per Night
Albany House is a spacious Victorian town house built in the late 1800's. Retaining many original features, the property is ideally situated in an attractive location close to the town centre.
We are Highly Commended by the AA putting us in the top 10% of guest houses within our category.
Situated within walking distance of the town centre where speciality shops, fine restaurants and traditional pubs can be found. We are centrally located for access to the Northern Lake District,...(full details)
AA 3 Star
MILL BECK COTTAGEGuesthouse in Penrith
Tel: 01931 714567
Prices from £30.00 Per Person Per Night
Mill Beck Cottage, on Water Street, faces the beck, with open fields beyond. The bedrooms of this old traditional cottage overlook the stream with its ford, footbridge and grassy banks where swallows swoop in the summer and you may see a heron dining on minnows. The beck is also home to families of ducks.
Inside there are two cosy double bedrooms furnished in country style, with good reading lamps, a well-stocked tea tray and TV and radio. The two bedrooms share one excellently appointed bath...(full details)
Visit Britain 5 Star
SKYGARTH FARM B & BFarmhouse in Penrith
Tel: 017683 61300
Prices from £30.00 Per Room Per Night
Skygarth farm is a working farm situated on the outskirts of Temple Sowerby village in the beautiful Eden valley.
We are only 500 yards from the A66 and have ample off road parking facilities.
Skygarth is an ideal mid- way stop-over between the south & Scotland.
A warm friendly welcome awaits all guests arriving at our spacious 17th century farmhouse set in well tended gardens and only 100 yards from the river Eden, a haven for a rich variety of wildlife.
A walk along the banks of the ...(full details)
AA 3 Star
KING'S ARMS HOTELHotel in Penrith
Tel: 01931 716277
Prices from £30.00
The Kings Arms Hotel offers high quality accommodation.
Situated in the village of Shap in Cumbria, on the eastern edge of the Lake District, the hotel is the perfect location for exploring the fells of either the Lake District or the northern Pennines.
It is convenient for the M6 as a stopover and very popular with coast to coast walkers and the sea to sea(C2C) cyclists.
After a major refurbishment of the hotel in 2006, the bar and accommodation have a stylish contemporary design and o...(full details)