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Penrith Castle

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Address: Off Castlegate, Penrith, England
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helpfully situated opposite station!

if you like this sort of thing it's ok. not a lot left, actually. an interesting history,richard 3rd etc. penriths an interesting town. castle is maintained by English heritage... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
helen h
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have a bit of time before your train (it's next to the station) worth a look. Free entry but not much left. A couple of information panels give some context. If you like castles and have a bit more time I suggest Brougham Castle on the outskirts of town.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you like this sort of thing it's ok. not a lot left, actually. an interesting history,richard 3rd etc. penriths an interesting town. castle is maintained by English heritage and is free.

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Thank helen h
pontefract
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit this castle every time I stay in Penrith. Well worth a visit for the Castle & Gardens especially as it's free

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Easily accessible at the top of the town, free entry and a couple of helpful interpretative panels but best for it's position and the views. Try the "Aggie" - the Agricultural Hotel nearby, for a good pint of beer in a good atmosphere.

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Hyderabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

During our visit to lake district, we reached Penrith by train and went to next destination by road. We realized that the station is overseeing a Heritage site and we chose to take a trip there. The Penrith Castle ruins are very well maintained with sign boards, clean pathways, lawns and gardens.

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Thank MSVKV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The castle is in a park are and costs nothing to visit It has been set out nicely and there a lot of visitors to the area especially dog walkers. It has a lot of history . So if you are in the area call and and have a look.

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Thank williedor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

The Penrith Castle ruin and its history are interesting, particularly as it was where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned. Parking is a challenge. Directions to parking are poor.

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Thank MdTravelerX2
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We walked up from the shopping centre and came across this , it was worth seeing and in a nicely kept park area

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Not the most exciting castle -though great for explainning moats to a child. It is though set in a lovely park with an excellent play area-and within easy reach of the rail station just across the road.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Pleasant to walk around but could be better signed and more information given. The park could have more imaginative attractions to encourage families to stay here longer. A missed opportunity for business.

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