Local Attractions - Places to Visit

Little Salkeld – Little Meg Stone Circle
Little Salkeld – Little Meg Stone Circle
Just over a third of a mile (0.5 km) to the North-East of Long Meg and her Daughters, the largest stone circle in Cumbria, is one of the smallest, appropriately named Little Meg. Obscured in summer by long grass, it is near the edge of a pasture field near the road from Little Sa
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Address: Little Salkeld Grid Ref NY577375
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
King Arthur’s Round Table
King Arthur’s Round Table
King Arthurs Round Table is a prehistoric circular earthwork bounded by a ditch and an outer bank, at Eamont bridge, just South of Penrith, and about 400 metres from Mayburgh Henge. The site has nothing whatever to do with the legendary king it is named after (predating him by at
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Address: Eamont Bridge – Grid Ref : NY 522284
Hutton-in-the-Forest
Hutton-in-the-Forest
Today Hutton-in-the-Forest reflects centuries of history and change. A house of six periods between the mid 14th and the mid 19th centuries, Hutton is a rich illustration of the development of the country house in the North of England. Hutton is surrounded by beautiful gardens an
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Address: Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9TH
Phone: 017684 84449
Mayburgh Henge
Mayburgh Henge
Mayburgh Henge  consists of a single circular bank, up to 6.5 metres high, and 50 metres across its base, broken by a single entrance and enclosing an area with a diameter of some 90 metres.It contains a single monolith 2.8 metres high, although in the 18th century there were fou
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Address: Eamont Bridge – Grid Ref : NY 519284 1.5 miles south of Penrith on a minor road off the A6.
The Rheged Centre
The Rheged Centre
Named after the Ancient Kingdom of the Dark Ages, Rheged is one of the largest visitor attraction ever to open in Cumbria. It is an all weather, all year round visitor centre of national importance.  Situated in Britain’s largest grass covered building, Rheged’s centrepiece is a
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Address: Rheged Centre Redhills Penrith Cumbria CA11 0DQ
Phone: 01768 868000 option 1
Penrith Castle Park
Penrith Castle Park
Castle Park takes its name from Penrith Castle, a prominent feature of the park which was built as an addition to the original pele tower over a 70 year period from 1399 and became a Royal fortress for Richard, Duke of Gloucester.  The park is attractively laid out with rose gard
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Address: Penrith, Cumbria Grid Ref : NY 513298
Little Salkeld Watermill
Little Salkeld Watermill
Little Salkeld Watermill is Cumbria’s only fully operational watermill producing stoneground organic flours by water power. It is a traditional 18th century corn mill, using the power of water to produce a range of all purpose breadmaking and baking flours, as well as a specialis
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Address: Little Salkeld – Grid Ref : NY 567360 Little Salkeld, Penrith, CA10 1NN
Phone: 01768 881523
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
Larch Cottage Nurseries
Larch Cottage Nurseries
Larch cottage nurseries was started 20 years ago. It has evolved into the nursery you see today, with its Romanesque styles ruined walls, accommodating individual gardens entwined within the selling areas. The plant collection has grown to be one of the most comprehensive in Brit
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Address: Melkinthorpe / Lowther / Eamont Bridge - Grid Ref : NY 557251 Larch Cottage Nurseries, Melkinthorpe. Penrith. Cumbria. CA10 2DR
Phone: 01931 712404
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
Little Salkeld – Glassonby Stone Circle
Little Salkeld – Glassonby Stone Circle
Glassonby stone circle is a short distance north west of the village of Glassonby, and just over 1.3 miles (2km) to the north of Long Meg and her Daughters. The circle of continuous stones is on a raised mound, which extends beyond the base of the stones.The 30 stones form an ova
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Address: Location Little Salkeld / Lazonby Grid Ref NY 572393
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
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
Ullswater Steamers
Ullswater Steamers
Ullswater Navigation & Transit Co Ltd started operating steamer services in 1859, carrying mail, provisions and passengers around the lake. ‘Raven’ was built in 1889 at Rutherglen near Glasgow. ‘Lady of the lake’ was launched in 1877, and both vessels have been in service ever si
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Address: Pooley Bridge / Glenridding Grid Ref : NY 465242 [Pooley Bridge Pier] / Grid Ref : NY 370169 [Glenridding Pier] Ullswater Navigation & Transit Co Ltd, Pier House, Glenridding
Phone: 017684 82229.
Long Meg & Her Daughters Stone Circle
Long Meg & Her Daughters Stone Circle
One of the finest stone circles in the north of England, the circle has a diameter of about 350 feet, the second biggest in the country. Long Meg is the tallest of the 69 stones, about 12 feet high, with three mysterious symbols, its four corners facing the points of the compass
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Address: Little Salkeld
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