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Penrith Castle

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Address: Off Castlegate, Penrith, England

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Looks beautiful on a sunny spring afternoon

Beautiful ruins on a sunny spring afternoon with red and yellow tulips, came across it while searching for McD. Nice place to visit if you live nearby.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We wondered up to the castle from our accommodation today and experienced a lovely relaxing walk through the gardens and around the ruins of the castle. Great for a relaxing stroll.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Beautiful ruins on a sunny spring afternoon with red and yellow tulips, came across it while searching for McD. Nice place to visit if you live nearby.

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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Despite being in the centre of town, the grounds are beautiful and the castle is stunning. Good place to take a walk, have a picnic and take photos. Was very sunny when we visited so it was gorgeous.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We seen the sign for this castle on the map and was surprised at how clean it is for a town location.signs are located around the castle so you can read up the history.had a little walk around the gardens in which the castle is surrounded it was snowing and raining so it was a little rushed.would like to come... More 

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136 reviews 136 reviews
62 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Nice clean ruins with god access to the area, wel preserved with infomative plaques to read about the history of the site. The park attached to this is lovely and can imagine it being beautiful when the flowers are all out during the summer.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The grandkids just love going to the castle on a warm day to run, climb and play on the swings etc. good parking nearby and it's all free. If you must, pop over the road to McD's and top them up with some sugar

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Me and my husband went to visit the ruins after reading the reviews on tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. Very well preserved and clean all around. Worth the visit.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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