History

The history of any town is important. After all, without history there is no heritage, and without heritage there is no past on which to build. With such a colourful history however, Penrith has much upon which to build - and unearthing some of its past is the particular aim of the Town Trails, a series of downloadable walks which illustrate the town's colourful history and provide answers to many, who, where, why, when and how questions.

New information signs were installed around Penrith in September 2012. If you have a smart phone, click on one of the QR codes on some signs to follow a new Explore Penrith walk around town - It aims to be accessible to all, including those with disabilities. The walk takes about 1½ hours in total but you can dip in and out as the walk circles around town.