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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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  • Set right in the centre of Penrith within a public park. Entrance is free, although the park gates seem to be locked at night. Built of a red stone, there are no interior parts left to visit but... 
    Set right in the centre of Penrith within a public park. Entrance is free, although the park gates seem to be locked at night. Built of a red stone, there are no interior parts left to visit but...  more »
  • When asking directions to the castle, I was warned there wasn’t a lot to see... Actually I was pleasantly surprised! The castle has an illustrious history. It was the home of Richard Neville, known.....  more
    When asking directions to the castle, I was warned there wasn’t a lot to see... Actually I was pleasantly surprised! The castle has an illustrious history. It was the home of Richard Neville, known.....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Castle ruin in the heart of penrith just a short walk from the train station its a nice place to relax while waiting for your train. Not very much to see but great place to go if you like a bit of history and the park is very well maintained and of course its free

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