Penrith, Cumbria, England
Penrith is a market town in the Eden Valley, in Cumbria, England. It is just 5 km (3 miles) from the boundaries of the Lake District National Park, to the north of River Eamont. The town has a population of around 15,000 people (2012 estimate).
Guide to Penrith Hotels
Here's a list of hotels in Penrith that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.
Penrith, Cumbria, England
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More on Penrith
The Penrith area has been settled since at least the Roman period, as evidence in the Roman road passing through the area between Manchester and Carlisle.
Today Penrith is reliant on the tourist trade for its economy. The town holds market days on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with a Farmers' Market held once a month.
Take the M6 motorway to Junction 40 and then head east to enter Penrith.
Brougham Castle Bridge, Penrith
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Places of Interest in Penrith
- Brougham Castle
Medieval castle founded by Robert de Vieuxpont in the early 13th century, now in ruins.
- Brougham Castle Bridge
Grade II listed bridge dating to 1813.
- Penrith Castle
Castle built between 1399 and 1470 as a means of defense against Scottish raids.
- Mayburgh Henge
Ancient henge site to the south of Penrith.
- St Andrew's Church
Anglican parish church of Penrith.
- St Catherine's Church
Roman Catholic church of Penrith.
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