Penrith Castle, Penrith

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Castle · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • Interesting visit and a good place for a picnic although there is not much of the castle left to see. Parking on the road is possible and it is not far to walk into the town. It is free to go in to....  more »
  • Penrith castle has a view on the MacDonalds over the street from the station and is disappointingly filled with the detrious of Maccie D's meals. There's wrappers and cups just strewn about inside...  more »
  • We visited the castle as part of one of the published walks around the town. The castle is quite derelict with only a few parts still standing. There‚Äôs one information board provided that tells...  more »
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  • The castle is now ruins, with only one complete wall. It gets your brain into gear thinking about how the castle would have looked like when it was lived in. You can still make out where the wooden beams would have been located when they held the ceiling and the fireplaces on the first floor. There is a floor plan which shows where rooms were located. You can climb on some of the ruins to get good photos. I would only recommend if you are in the area, as it hardly takes 15 minutes to look around. There is a supermarket across the road if you need to park.
  • Shows well what basic earthworks where around real castles also has named towers so you could visit the ruin of a real red tower if you wanted the park and play ground make a nice place wait for others to finish at the shop across the road nearby
  • Good for walk and photos. Nice views too. Free.
  • Excellent rooms....nice food...lounge a bit draughty...
  • We loved our visit to penrith castle, definitely worth a visit should you be in the area,we will definitely be visiting here again next time

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