Things to see & do in Penrith
Penrith is a bustling market town of sandstone buildings, renowned for its wealth of specialist shops offering an interesting choice of goods.
Now a large town acting as a regional centre for the eastern Lake District, Penrith lies just outside the National Park.
Penrith has a rich history. It was in the 9th and 10th centuries that the town became the capital of Cumbria. The striking sandstone remains of the ‘Castle of the Kings’ ( pictured above) is situated in the pleasant surrounding of Castle Park, on the southern edge of Penrith. The Castle is accessed via a wooden footbridge that spans the Castle’s moat.
Penrith 5 day Weather Forecast
Hotels in this town
6 hotels in this region
Carlisle Station HotelCarlisle
Crown & Mitre HotelCarlisle
Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa in WestmorlandAppleby in Westmorland
Ennerdale Country House HotelCleator
Appleby Castle HotelAppleby in Westmorland
Blenkinsopp Castle InnGreenhead