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Penrith Castle

Off Castlegate, Penrith, England
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Ranked #19 of 32 Attractions in Penrith
Type: Castles
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English first
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lovely castle ruins to explore and climb on nice park area nice to walk around too. It's close to the town and train station.

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Aubagne, France
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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
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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