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Penrith Castle

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Address: Off Castlegate, Penrith, England
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lakeland weekend

Ruined castle, free admission, nice park and surroundings. Boards around with historical facts, dates and information. Nice place to spend an hour or two on a summer day

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Penrith castle is in a beautiful park opposite the railway station in Perth. There's no entry charge to it, it's basically a ruin but there's something attractive about it due to the lovely red stones and it's unusual setting in a public park. It does have information boards. We came accross it by chance whilst looking for a parking place... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The castle is easily accessible by foot from the centre of Penrith . Although in ruins information form the tourist office brings the castle alive .There are some very pleasant gardens , tennis courts , cafe and bandstand to visit too .Penrith station is very close .

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We spent a pleasant couple of hours in the castle and park grounds on a very hot and sunny afternoon. The ruins of the castle can still evoke a sense of the history which this castle must have witnessed and been a part of over the centuries. The adjacent park has a cafe and sports facilities as well as neatly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A beautiful ruined castle, play park and bowling green with crazy golf and tennis courts, the perfect place for a summers day picnic with the family, my 9 year old and I have been coming here for years and she still loves it!

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

It's a beautiful unspoiled park. It has the ruins of the castle, tennis courts, putting green, crazy golf, bowling green, playground, and well attended gardens. Well worth a visit

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Ruined castle, free admission, nice park and surroundings. Boards around with historical facts, dates and information. Nice place to spend an hour or two on a summer day

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This castle is hard to miss as your drive in to Penrith from the motorway. There isn't too much left of it but it was still good to see it

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A short walk from the centre of Penrith, down Ullswater Road, the Castle ruins are well worth the visit, especially on a sunny day taking a picnic to the adjacent park - highly recommended.

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Located slightly to the edge of town just off the A592 (not far from the A66 ) it is located in Penrith park. There is a fair amount remaining to give you an idea if its layout it will be of special to castle hunters and historians because it belonged to Richard the 3rd.There is a nearby car park but... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

There is not much left of the castle which lies opposite the railway station. The remains of thick walls and limited information are there. The small park behind the castle is nice and you can have a good look from there on the center below.

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