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The Lake District and Eden Valley’s stunning scenery and outstanding beauty can only leave you impressed. Our Penrith hotel is perfectly located for Lake Ullswater and Derwentwater, so if you’re looking to explore the Lake District by foot, bike, car or boat we are the ideal base. Our stylish and contemporary rooms have comfy beds and are filled with thoughtful touches that make your stay extra special. If you would prefer to stay put and enjoy our surroundings, you’re in for a treat. Swim, steam or workout to your heart’s content with your complimentary spa membership. Recently refurbished the brand new Spa Relax lounge is a stylish and comfy space perfect for pre and post-treatment relaxation. Light lunches, drinks and snacks are available in the lounge so those enjoying a spa day can relax in style. Our brand new restaurant at North Lakes Hotel, FYR will offer guests the ultimate eating experience with live cooking on the bespoke open fire grill. Enjoy a new menu of delicious locally sourced dishes.
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With the Lake District National Park a mere six miles away who wouldn't want to stay at Premier Inn Penrith? Our new- generation bedrooms each featuring an impressive 40" flat screen TV, bright, modern bathroom with a large showerhead and slumber inducing Hypnos bed are the ultimate place to unwind after a hard day's hiking. Not forgetting a well deserved dinner at our on-site Kitchen restaurant. Penrith itself has plenty to offer. Brougham Castle and Penrith Castle will please history enthusiasts. Or take a walk up to Penrith Beacon to take in the spectacular views. If you've left the car at home, you'll be pleased to know that Penrith North Lakes train station is a short walk from our Penrith hotel too.
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On the north-eastern edge of the Lake District National Park stands the market town of Penrith. The capital of Cumbria in the 9th and 10th centuries, it remains an important destination within the Eden Valley. The bustling centre is filled with a wide range of sandstone buildings, independent shops, pedestrianised areas and local attractions.
Stay in one of the Penrith hotels listed here on the website and you'll be close to all of the town's major sights. Penrith and Eden Museum is a great place to begin a visit to the town as its exhibits tell the fascinating story of the local area. You'll get the chance to touch a carving etched out of rock 5,000 years ago, and learn all about the museum's collection of Roman coins.
Right in the heart of town is Penrith Castle, a 14th-century fort that's now surrounded by an attractive public park. Believed to have been built on the site of an old Roman fort, the castle played a key role in the defence of the Scottish border.
The attractive Lowther Castle and Gardens is situated to the south of Penrith, as is the nearby Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, where visitors can see more than 150 birds including hawks, falcons, eagles and buzzards. A 20-minute drive to the north-west of Penrith is the Bronze Age stone circle known as Long Meg and her Daughters, a must-visit site for history fans.
The town's proximity to the national park means walking opportunities in the area are plentiful. Drive or catch a bus south towards Ullswater and Glenridding and before long you'll come to the breathtaking Aira Force, a tumbling waterfall set within a beautiful secluded valley. To the west of town lie the summits of Skiddaw and Blencathra, both offering excellent walking and dramatic views out across the surrounding landscape.
Penrith's regular markets attract a large number of shoppers to the town each week. On Tuesdays, traders descend on the Bandstand in Penrith town centre to sell a variety of goods and fresh produce. Penrith's Farmers' Market takes place on the third Tuesday of the month in Market Square.
Outside of market days there's always the option to wander through the town's pedestrianised streets and arcades, stopping off to browse in family-run businesses and national chain stores.
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