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Penrith Castle

Off Castlegate, Penrith, England
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Ranked #19 of 29 Attractions in Penrith
Type: Castles
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Aubagne, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The castle is just ruins but children can play in it or around it and it is in the centre, it is free etc

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Crieff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stopped of to wander around the ruins of the castle. Some rubbish dumped in holes but a nice place to wander in the summer sun for free. Play park over the hill filled an hour then we dragged the kids away.

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lakeland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Free attraction in Penrith, opposite the train station, it's a really nice place for children to run around and to take a picnic..there's several chippy's a within an easy walk! Well kept park surrounds the castle, with swings for kids.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great ruins, in fabulous location. Kids enjoyed exploring & reading all signs - we also did some geocaching whilst here : visit geocaching.com to find out more about this hobby....

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Sedbergh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We been there a few times has my girls really like. Its nice if your wanting a walk round for hrs and its free.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Interesting to look around but slightly spoilt by litter. Not the best castle ruin ever but certainly well worth a visit when in Penrith.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Very disappointed... A beautiful ruin steeped in history, the home for a time of King Richard 111, yet it is left open for anyone to roam around in. It is not secure in anyway, it is in a park. We stayed only a short time as there were children using it as a playground, disgusting words carved into some of... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
85 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Worth spending 30 minutes looking around. Well kept and interesting architecture and a nice park. Free to visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A ruined castle in the centre of Penrith. Free to go in and nice to wander around the ruins for half an hour.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Place inhabited by several large groups of youths, scrotes and chavs. Smoking, littering, swearing and acting agressively, they prevented us from acessing the castle. Certainly would not consider bringing my family again

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