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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not a lot to see, but there are interpretation panels. Worth a look if you are into history and ruins. Go round the back for a walk round a little park as well.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Free. Not much info on it, well kept and very interesting. There was a good view of penrith...and McDonalds!

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Glasgow
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We usually love old ruins and history but unfortunately Penrith Castle was very dull and ,uninteresting much like Penrith. The town is very run down and in need of investment. The shops were the quietest we have seen on a Saturday afternoon on a main street. I t could do with a few lessons from the beautiful Keswick

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We visited the Castle on a day out. The castle itself is free to visit and there are informative information boards around the site. It's worth a quick visit if your having a look around the town.

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I had a meander around these ruins recently on a visit to the town. It is quite well-preserved, but I think that there could be more information boards. No entrance charge, though, which is always a bonus for me!!

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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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Address: Address: Off Castlegate, Penrith, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith

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