Whether you want to stay local to Penrith and the North Lake District or go further afield there is an abundance of places to visit and things to see and do. Keswick is a 10 minute journey away and there is are many things to do or visit in the Lake District.
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Derwent Water, Bassenthwaite, Ullswater, Windermere and Grasmere are all easily accessible using the X4 or X5 bus which stops outside The Herdwick Inn.
Thornthwaite Galleries offer a great selection of arts and crafts and a tea room. The Galleries are just off the A66 at Thornthwaite
Beatrix Potter World is easily accessible fro The Herdwick Inn.
Penrith Castle, begun in the 14th century by Ralph Neville, later a residence of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, now held within Castle Park.
Penrith Beacon, monument built in 1719 on the top of Beacon Hill.
Visit Eden for town trails for Penrith, Alston, Appleby and Kirby Stephen and for information about visiting the Eden Valley.
Penrith Leisure Centre for swimming pool, gym, climbing wall, etc.
Rheged – Lakeland heritage centre with cafes, shops, gallery and IMAX style cinema.
The Alhambra Cinema in Middlegate, Penrith has 3 screens and also shows live screenings from around the world.
Penrith Tourist Information, located in Middlegate, Penrith, also houses the Penrith and Eden Museum.
Eden Arts, home to the Winter Droving festival.
Penrith Golf Club, Salkeld Road, Penrith
Lowther Castle, ruined castle, gardens and woodland near Penrith town. The Lowther Estate is also home to the Kendal Calling festival and The Lowther Show.
Brougham Castle, ruin of a 13th century castle set beside the crossing of the River Eamont
Brougham Hall, country house restoration project with cafe and craft workshops.
Visit Mayburgh Henge, Eamont Bridge and Long Meg and her Daughters, Little Salkeld.
Dalemain House and gardens, home of the Marmalade Awards.
Rookin House, near Ullswater for horse riding, quad biking, human bowling and other outdoor activities.