The market town of Penrith in the county of Cumbria is situated just a couple of miles away from the edge of the Lake District National Park.
Located just off Junction 40 of the M6, Penrith is also served by National Express coaches and train with the town boasting an award winning train station.
Rich in history Penriths landmarks include the 14th century Penrith Castle and the 16th century Penrith Beacon once used to warn of forthcoming danger. From the tower can be viewed the impressive landscape of the Lake District Fells and the mountains of Scotland. If the beautiful Lake District is not close enough for you then Penrith Castle sits in parklands with facilities that include a children's play area, putting and crazy golf, tennis courts, bowling green, café and a bandstand.
Penrith and the surrounding areas have so many outdoor activities, how about flying a glider over the Lake District or climbing the mountains.
If you prefer water sports or more sedate activities like bird watching or guided walks, check out http://www.golakes.co.uk/sitemap/penrith.aspx
Penrith relies on public houses for its nightlife and there are plenty to choose from. Such as the ‘Crown Inn’ a traditional 18th century village pub. And the ‘Greyhound Hotel’ a historical building that serves fresh home cooked food using locally sourced produce.