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Penrith Castle

Off Castlegate, Penrith, England
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Ranked #19 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Type: Castles
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English first
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
69 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Went here today whilst waiting for a train. The castle is in good keep and has some nice, small gardens to walk about. It looks like it would be fun in the summer: they have mini golf, which was open on a Sunday morning in April. Worth wandering around if you're in the area or near the train station.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a fabulous monument to times past. This ruined castle would have been stunning. We are left wondering but can easily understand the views that were afforded. A great place to visit and sit and think

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