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The Rheged Centre

Redhills Lane, Penrith CA11 0DQ, England
+44 1768 868000
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Disappointed

Visited here on the 14th July. It started off so well. We had lunch in the upstairs cafe which was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lakes1234
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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Disgusting coffee

I visited the Cafe Pod at Rheged today and had a latte coffee which was not very nice and very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
pennine65wanderer
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Housed under a unique grass roof with a diverse programme of exhibitions, live streaming, film, family entertainment with a mix of shopping and dining experiences.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“lego exhibition” (35 reviews)
“petrol station” (22 reviews)
“toy shop” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Redhills Lane, Penrith CA11 0DQ, England
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+44 1768 868000
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"lego exhibition"
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"petrol station"
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"toy shop"
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"shops selling"
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"service station"
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"soft play"
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"the outdoor play area"
in 15 reviews
"peter rabbit"
in 11 reviews
"rainy day"
in 39 reviews
"food hall"
in 11 reviews
"motorway services"
in 10 reviews
"lovely shops"
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"per child"
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"pottery painting"
in 22 reviews
"local produce"
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"pies"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here on the 14th July. It started off so well. We had lunch in the upstairs cafe which was ok but although it was bang on lunch time was told it was a 20 min wait for a sausage roll or pie. My oldest...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited the Cafe Pod at Rheged today and had a latte coffee which was not very nice and very bitter, my wife had an americano coffee and when she asked for cold milk she was directed to a bottle standing on a nearby table...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Some lovely shops that you can have a look around. An outdoor and indoor play area that is very reasonably priced. Lots to do and see here. Went in the cafe for lunch, the staff were so helpful and the food...More

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide lovely feedback. It’s great to hear how much you enjoyed your Lunch whilst here, we look forward to sharing your comments with the team. Our outside play area is now free to play with extended...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Vintage Sale over weekend. First time I have been to Rheged. What a fantastic place. Just off motorway at Penrith. Sits behind service station. Lots of parking. Outdoor play area for children. Cinema. Shops, local arty, clothing and foody shops. Three areas for...More

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback. It’s great to hear you have discovered how much we have on offer here at Rheged. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes from the Rheged team.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped here on my way back from Scotland. The Rheged Cafe was great. The food was good quality, tasty and the service great. There are lots of smaller shops there. One that sells the most amazing scotch eggs! Well worth a visit and the...More

Thank JAN A
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide great feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. We have passed your comments on to the team and hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes from the Rheged team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a family with two children we decided on a trip here to see if it was any good. Free parking is always a bonus! It looks kind of like a big version of the Teletubby home, built into a hill. The outdoor children's play...More

Thank Ste W
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. It’s great to hear you enjoyed the outdoor play area, which has newly extended opening hours and is now free to play! With a year round programme of events we have lots to offer families and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free parking , free playground , free entrance . Spotless clear . Good quality food in restaurant , but slow service even when there was only three tables occupied , two staff members talking ( probably training day ) one staff member flying around and...More

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comments. It’s great to hear all the positives from your visit however we would like to apologise that you experienced slow service whilst visiting our restaurant, we have shared your comments with the Catering team and are looking into...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

Myself, my husband & my 2 children (girl 11, boy 8) stayed at Whitbarrow Village so the Rheged Centre was actually our nearest petrol station & what an interesting little place it is! Apart from the fuel & obligatory shop, there's a whole centre hiding...More

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback. It’s great to hear you have discovered how much we have on offer here at Rheged. The Outdoor play area is now open daily (weather dependant), with extended opening hours and is free to...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I normally stop here when we are visiting the Lakes or are about to leave them. It has shops, attraction's for both the young and old. Places to eat etc; but we have found it to be expensive. It's has a huge...More

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, it’s great to hear you have discovered Rheged and have become regular visitors when in the area. Although dogs are not permitted in the centre (except assistance dogs), we do have a covered parking area at...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Clean, good facilities. Shops are quirky and very much “lakes” shops. Fairly expensive. Cafe’s are nice. Free parking and worth a stop if passingMore

Thank NorwichSarah
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide some lovely feedback and it’s great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future when hopefully you will have time to explore our gallery which has 4...More

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Rick S
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
Good evening Rick I kindly advise you that the X4/X5 leaves Keswick bus station and drops you in the car park bus stop near gate. Coming back you board at the same bus stop for the X5/X4 going back towards Keswick or... More
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Richard A
May 6, 2018|
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Response from RosieScribblah | Reviewed this property |
It's the ancient British name for that area. It is a word from a Celtic language.
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Response from WestmorlandFamily | Property representative |
Yes we are doing the Go Herdwick Trail Exhibition here at Rheged from 22nd - 28th September. It will be open from 10am - 5.30pm & entry will be by donation. With kind regards. The Rheged Team
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