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Penrith Castle

Address: Off Castlegate, Penrith, England
Phone Number: No phone
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Ranked #14 of 22 Attractions in Penrith
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural

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English first
Penrith, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
55 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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Dumfries And Galloway, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great meals served here and grocery items are lovely! Fresh fruit and vegetables, variety of meats, and sweets! All reasonably priced...a 10 out 10!!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I love this castle. It fantastic for kids to explore and climb on. Well worth a visit. Watch out for broken glass though. Such a shame that some people obviously don't respect the place or the safety of others. The rest of the park is lovely to wonder around, although it could do with some money being spent on the... More 

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TELFORD
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Situated virtually in the centre of Penrith. These castle ruins and pleasant to walk round and view, especially if you have children. Another bonus is there is plenty of open space and grassy areas to run about on. They are also free to visit. There are a few signs giving a small amount of information on the castle ruins.

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Immingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Penrith castle is just a ruin now but the gardens & facilities are very well kept, Just opposite the train station so very easy to get to, well worth the visit, small park to keep the children entertained.

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just a ruin now but a very well kept ruin with information in abundance and free entry. There is a very nice public garden just next door. Well worth a visit on a nice day.

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