• Afternoon teas, high teas, and meal stops catered for all year
  • Cultural events throughout the year
  • A vibrant market town for your travellers to discover
  • Free Coach Parking in the centre of the traditional Lake District town
  • Ideally located, Penrith is within easy reach of the M6 J40

The wheels on the bus...

Penrith's an ideal location for coach parties, whether you're breaking a journey or looking for a base to explore the Eden Valley, Pennines or Lake District. The historic market town of Penrith is the shopping, business and heart of Cumbria.

Access to the town is easy, just a few minutes off the M6 at Junction 40, and we offer free all-day parking for coaches at our Sandgate car park (CA11 7TP), right in the town centre.

Your coach party will have their choice of superb range of cafes and restaurants for a lunch or dinner break, but why not make Penrith a destination day for your group? From shopping and dining to tourist attractions like our museum and heritage trails, there's plenty to enjoy in Penrith. Visit our Things to do page to find out more, or time your visit to catch one of our great events.

Penrith's an ideal base for day trips around Eden and beyond. There's accommodation to suit all budgets and group sizes, and staying in Penrith gives your group easy access to evening dining and entertainment options, from cinema and theatre to live music and nightlife.