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Penrith Castle, Penrith

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Penrith Castle is a now-ruined medieval castle located in Penrith, in the north-west of England, a few miles to the east of the Lake District National Park.
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  • We were shopping in Penrith at the nearby Morrison’s supermarket and enjoyed a walk around the ruins. Not worth a special journey but if you are in the area, you should visit. 
    We were shopping in Penrith at the nearby Morrison’s supermarket and enjoyed a walk around the ruins. Not worth a special journey but if you are in the area, you should visit.  more »
  • Penrith Castle is a free tourist atrtaction next to Penrith railway station, but as one previous poster has pointed out, don't expect much. Basically, these are ruins of a 14th century castle that... 
    Penrith Castle is a free tourist atrtaction next to Penrith railway station, but as one previous poster has pointed out, don't expect much. Basically, these are ruins of a 14th century castle that...  more »
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  • Quite a large old ruin, well worth a visit.
  • I'm always fascinated by old buildings especially ruins. I stand in the middle and try to imagine what it would've looked, sounded and smelled like back in time. There's quite a bit of Penrith Castle left to have a look round. It's not huge. It'll take an hour to have a wonder round and read the information boards. What's interesting about Penrith Castle and lots of other buildings in the area are the red stone bricks. Where I live everything is built from Limestone so it was interesting to see. As with most Castle ruins it's part of a small park. There's no entry fee but you'll have to park round the corner and walk to actually get to the park. I can't remember seeing any parking spots directly at the castle grounds. Penrith is a lovely town, to visit and walk round. It's the gateway to the Lake District so it's usually quite busy. There's some great local tea shops, bakeries, restaurants, pubs etc. All in all well worth a visit. Very enjoyable.

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