For a cottage holiday close to the stunning landscape of the Lake District National Park and also the Pennines, Penrith is hard to beat. The large market town of Penrith sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park and close to the beautiful riverside Eden Valley. Its importance as a shopping hub for the area is supplemented by its attractions and streets steeped in history. In fact, two of its oldest streets (Sandgate and Burrowgate) date back to the 13th century. Exploring the town and discovering its yards and arcades is a lot of fun.
Information on Cottage Holidays in Penrith
It's a good idea to start your visit at the Penrith Museum and Tourist Information Centre, which are housed in a former school. Exhibits at the museum give an insight into the local history, and artefacts include Roman pottery. More history is on show at Penrith Castle, with its impressive ruins. Construction on this castle started in 1399. Many visitors like to walk up to the summit of Beacon Hill to see Penrith Beacon and to take in the fabulous views. The beacon, built in 1719, is on a site where beacons were traditionally lit during times of emergency.
For family fun and to entertain the kids, Penrith Leisure Centre offers lots of facilities, including a swimming pool, climbing wall, fitness gym and indoor bowls green.
Nearby Attractions to Discover on a Cottage Break in Penrith
• Take a trip to the Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre at Lowther where you will see eagles, hawks, owls, buzzards and falcons. You can take refreshments in the vintage tearoom.
• At Stainton, The Alpaca Centre offers the chance to see these fascinating animals and also to buy alpaca goods and artwork inspired by them.
• Take a hike in the nearby Pennines.
• Enjoy walks, hikes and various other activities or just sightseeing in the nearby Lake District National Park.
We trust that you’ll have a great time in this part of Cumbria and hope you find the perfect place to stay in or near Penrith on Country Cottages Online.
Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Penrith, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Cumbria.