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Address: Redhills Lane, Penrith CA11 0DT, England
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Housed under a unique grass roof with a diverse programme of exhibitions,...

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.

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Worth a stop-off, but not as good as it was....

We have called in at Rheged numerous times over the years, and paid it another visit last week on our latest trip to the Lakes. It is still worth a visit, but has less of interest... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Steve W
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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Lochmaben, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My four friends and I regularly visit quilt exhibitions of various sizes. This was definitely one of the best we have been to in this country. The lighting was excellent which allowed us to see all those wonderful details; there was plenty of space so we could either stand back or get up really close to admire the work and... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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836 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have called in at Rheged numerous times over the years, and paid it another visit last week on our latest trip to the Lakes. It is still worth a visit, but has less of interest than it used to. Rheged is easy to find, just off of the M6/A66, and there is a good range of shops to look... More 

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. The National Mountaineering Exhibition closed 9 years ago as annual visitor numbers had dropped to 12000 and there was no funding available to redevelop it. We therefore transformed this space into a Gallery with 5 exhibitions a year, which is proving very... More 

York, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

M and I popped in for lunch and a quick look in the shops. We ate at the upstairs café on this occasion - M had a venison stew with dumplings and a huge wedge of very nice bread, I wasn't as hungry so had a sandwich and crisps. We had a look round all of the shops and bought... More 

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us especially the New Quilting Exhibition which runs until the 23rd April. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards. The Rheged Team More 

Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Does not live up to the advertising. Food hall and cafes are first rate, the rest however is a blatant attempt to empty your wallet/purse on overpriced tat, designer labels and local "crafts" that can be found elsewhere locally for a lot less.

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Taste Food Hall and the cafes but disappointed you found the shops a little dull. In our shops rather than stocking them with mass products from abroad, our retail buyers try and source interesting and more unusual gifts that are British made, ethical and have an interesting... More 

Alnwick
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called into the Rheged Centre out of curiosity, as we had passed by it many times during visits into the Lake District and we were more than surprised. It had loads to offer from great clothing and gift shops, delicatessens, toy shop, cafe, cinema, meeting rooms and childs play area. Something for everyone. We were only sorry it had... More 

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted you were able to visit the centre and see some of the things Rheged has to offer and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards. The Rheged Team. More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The latest exhibition at this centre near Penrith is top quality. Big names in the quilting world show off their excellent work in this perfect space.

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the New Quilting Exhibition which runs until the 23rd April. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards. The Rheged Team. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a real jewel, cafes, restaurant and even a cinema. A few really nice Shops and a host of children's activities all set in a stunning Lake District location. Great place to stop en route to the Lakes for a cuppa but equally families could spend all day there.

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased to hear how much you all enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards. The Rheged Team. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forged in an old quarry the entrance appears to lead underground, but then opens into a large light space with windows into the quarry and old kilns. I attended a conference in a well equipped underground lecture theatre. Worth considering just for its uniqueness.

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your conference here at Rheged and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards. The Rheged Team. More 

Brampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On another cold wet day,this was a success for my 13 yr old and myself.You get the film tickets from the counter at reception.It was £10.50 for us both I think. The cinema is now downstairs. The film was a visual feast,enhanced by the giant screen in the intimate tiered cinema.The meal afterwards was chosen from an upstairs cafe which... More 

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you and your 13 year old enjoyed the film on the giant screen and that you also enjoyed some lunch too. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards. The Rheged Team. More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Why do I have to give my full address to get into the cinema. That was just start of a really stressful afternoon. We went to one shop on the complex and the item I was keen to buy had two different prices on it. Not even the shop assistant was able to help. So I left feeling cheated. We... More 

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