Penrith, lying in the heart of Cumbria, is a hidden gem near the busy travel and tourism hot spots of the Lake District National Park and the rolling countryside of the Eden Valley and Pennines. Experience action and adventure or unwind and relax - Penrith is the ideal base whatever your preference. For the visitor, Penrith offers a unique shopping experience with a wealth of specialist shops and a farmers' market every third Tuesday from March to December, providing fresh local produce.
Penrith also boasts a castle and a Grade 1 listed church, both set in pleasant gardens – perfect for a picnic or tranquil pause. Delve into our past and present at our museum or stroll around our heritage trails. Get active in our gyms, pool or climbing wall or be pampered in our spas and salons. How about catching one of the events on our busy calendar?
Then recharge your batteries in our varied cafes and restaurants offering the best of local food along with world cuisine. Or sample traditional fare and local beers in our bars and lounges. Ready to go? Check out parking and travel or browse below for more information.
A blooming beautiful town, Penrith: Gold medalist winners of RHS Britain in Bloom 2017