Architectural Gems - Places to Visit

Penrith Castle
Penrith Castle
The imposing ruins of Penrith Castle have an intriguing history. It was begun in 1399, when William Strickland, later to become Bishop of Carlisle and Archbishop of Canterbury, added a stone wall to an earlier pele tower, primarily as a defence against Scottish raids. The castle
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Address: Penrith – Grid Ref : NY 513298
Dalemain House & Gardens
Dalemain House & Gardens
Dalemain is one of the most beautiful and impressive houses in the North West of England. The finely dressed pink stone of its Georgian façade glows magnificently in the sunlight. Yet hidden behind the ordered geometry of its Palladian architecture is the story of its past. The
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Address: Dalemain Estate Office, Dalemain, PENRITH, Cumbria, CA11 0HB
Phone: Tel: (017684) 86450; Fax: (017684) 86223
Askham Hall
Askham Hall
In the picturesque village of Askham is Askham Hall, which dates back to the 13th century, and which has recently been transformed from a stately family home into a unique & contemporary stylish retreat. It offers dining and accommodation as well as the gardens. Askham Hall, oppo
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Address: Askham – Grid Ref : NY 516239 Askham, Penrith, Cumbria. CA10 2PF
Phone: 01931 712350
Greystoke – St Andrew’s Church
Greystoke – St Andrew’s Church
There has been a Church as Greystoke since 1255. The Church at that time was richly endowed. The nobility took a personal interest in their Parish Church, and the 14th Baron Greystoke, who built the first Greystoke Castle.
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Address: Grid Ref NY 443308
The National Trust - Acorn Bank
The National Trust - Acorn Bank
Delightful garden renowned for its herbs and fruit orchards Best known for its comprehensive herb collection and traditional fruit orchards, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven with a fascinating industrial past. .
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Address: Temple Sowerby, near Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1SP
Phone: 017683 61893
Hutton-in-the-Forest
Hutton-in-the-Forest
The historic home of Lord & Lady Inglewood, Hutton-in-the-Forest is a beautiful house on the north eastern edge of the Lake District. Originally a medieval stronghold with a pele tower, succeeding generations have altered and added to the house, and the outside and inside show a
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Address: Skelton / Penrith – Grid Ref : NY 460358 Penrith, Cumbria. CA11 9TH On the B5305 between Penrith and Wigton.
Phone: Tel: 017684 84449, Fax 017684 84571
Lowther Castle & Gardens
Lowther Castle & Gardens
Lowther Castle is owned by Lowther Estate Trust and leased to Lowther Castle & Gardens Trust. It sits at the heart of a 75,000 acre agricultural estate in Cumbria's Lake District National Park, within a 3,000 acre medieval deer park originally laid out by the Lowther family in th
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Address: Lowther Castle and Gardens Trust Lowther Castle Penrith Cumbria, CA10 2HH
Phone: 01931 712192
St Andrew’s Church
St Andrew’s Church
A church has stood on this site since 1133, and the present church was built in 1720.The tower remains from the original 13th century church, and has walls six feet thick, and was probably used as a pele tower.    
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Address: Penrith, St Andrews Square, Grid Ref NY 516302
Penrith Museum
Penrith Museum
The Penrith Museum and Tourist Information Centre are housed in the former Robinson’s School, an Elizabethan building which was altered in 1670 and used as a school until the early 1970′s. The building is an ideal starting point for those wishing to explore Penrith. The museum co
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Address: Robinson's School, Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7PT
Phone: 01768 212228
Brougham Castle
Brougham Castle
Brougham, just two miles outside Penrith, lies in the former historic county of Westmorland. A Roman fort originally occupied the site of the current Brougham Castle. The site was later taken by the Norman family of Vieuxpont to build their castle, the ruins of which can still be
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Address: Eamont Bridge / Penrith – Grid Ref : NY 536289