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Destination Guide

The ruins of Penrith castle, close to a wide range of hotels and tourist destinations / sights


Tourist Information

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.

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