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Address: Off Castlegate, Penrith, England
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Despite being in the centre of town, the grounds are beautiful and the castle is stunning. Good place to take a walk, have a picnic and take photos. Was very sunny when we visited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Emma H
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Despite being in the centre of town, the grounds are beautiful and the castle is stunning. Good place to take a walk, have a picnic and take photos. Was very sunny when we visited so it was gorgeous.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We seen the sign for this castle on the map and was surprised at how clean it is for a town location.signs are located around the castle so you can read up the history.had a little walk around the gardens in which the castle is surrounded it was snowing and raining so it was a little rushed.would like to come... More 

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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Nice clean ruins with god access to the area, wel preserved with infomative plaques to read about the history of the site. The park attached to this is lovely and can imagine it being beautiful when the flowers are all out during the summer.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The grandkids just love going to the castle on a warm day to run, climb and play on the swings etc. good parking nearby and it's all free. If you must, pop over the road to McD's and top them up with some sugar

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Me and my husband went to visit the ruins after reading the reviews on tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. Very well preserved and clean all around. Worth the visit.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Nicely unspoilt place to spend a little time taking in some local history, with gardens and excellent children's playground behind.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Beautiful if not just a little boring. Small and relatively quiet. The cafe is ok but the service could be better. Mini golf often unmanned so can be a long wait however the tennis court and parks are quite good.

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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

First time I saw this castle, 5 years ago when visiting my daughter at Uni in Penrith, I was amazed! A castle right opposite the train station! It's a ruin of course but still my favourite place in Penrith (she got married and now lives there!) very peaceful, you can really imagine it as it was in the old days.... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had been to Penrith on a couple of occasions previously, but each time either the weather or lack of time had prevented me from checking this place out. From the road you get a good impression of the place but cannot see the detail or read the history of the area / building. I would suggest this is a... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
68 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The castle dates from medieval times, and had a some time been occupied by Richard III. There is not much left of the structure, but it is a pleasant little oasis for a relaxing hour.

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