Penrith Hotels

Mini guide to Penrith

     

Penrith is located in the county of Cumbria, north east of the beautiful Lake District National Park and is the main town for the Eden district of Cumbria. Once the capital of Cumbria, Penrith is full of history and considered to be one of the oldest towns in the region.

Although the town itself is relatively small, it is bustling with activity. The streets are narrow in the perimeter, with large open areas such as the Great Dockray, which is the market place, in the centre. The nearby St. Andrews Church, which was re-built in the 18th century, is reputed to be the burial place of Owen Caesarius, King of Cumbria. The grave is marked by two 11 foot crosses and four tombstones. For something different, visit the Wetheriggs Pottery of Pots and try your hand at crafting and firing your own pottery!

Nature is a chief attraction in this region. At the northern end of Penrith lies Beacon Hill, which provides an excellent vantage point of the outlying area. Historically, a beacon was lit here to warn the towns people of an impending raid. Further afield is Ullswater Lake, where you can enjoy a ride on a steamer. The Grizedale Forest Park is considered to the largest forest in the Lake District and offers miles of hiking and cycling trails, as well as an abundance of wildlife.

The Rheged, an upland kingdom discovery centre, just outside of Penrith, showcases the history and mystery of the region. The centre is built in a natural hollow and is a large grass covered building visitor attraction with five levels of exhibitions.

The closest airport is Manchester Airport, with a direct rail link to Penrith. Several other airports are also easily accessible: Leeds-Bradford International Airport, Glasgow Airport, and Newcastle Airport. Direct rail links are also available to major cities in the England and Scotland. Penrith is also dissected by the M6 motorway.

Selection of hotels in this region:

The George at Penrith

North Lakes Hotel and Spa

Westmorland Hotel

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