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The Rheged Centre

Redhills Lane, Penrith CA11 0DQ, England
+44 1768 868000
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Not a service station

Called in on way home looking for a breakfast. Had a choice of a large for £9 or a small for £5... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2017
Graeme D
via mobile
enjoyable day.

4 of us spent a few hours here on a wet and miserable day and glad we did./plenty of parking.We had... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2017
wanderer126
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Bearsden, 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)
“toy shop” (32 reviews)
“petrol station” (20 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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"toy shop"
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"petrol station"
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"shops selling"
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"the outdoor play area"
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"soft play"
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"rainy day"
in 39 reviews
"food hall"
in 11 reviews
"motorway services"
in 10 reviews
"outdoor clothing"
in 7 reviews
"per child"
in 15 reviews
"lovely shops"
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"local produce"
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"pottery painting"
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"lovely coffee"
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"pies"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Called in on way home looking for a breakfast. Had a choice of a large for £9 or a small for £5 .chose the £5 bacon cured Cumberland sausage egg and toast all local produce taste tremendous well worth it. Staff brilliant very helpful and...More

1  Thank Graeme D
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your breakfast stop with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards. The Rheged Team.

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

4 of us spent a few hours here on a wet and miserable day and glad we did./plenty of parking.We had booked to see the Everest film ,then exhibitions ,reasonable priced lunch,quality shops and the time strolled by /The staff we encountered were helpful and...More

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you all enjoyed your visit with us especially the film ‘The Epic of Everest’ and our current exhibition by Cumbrian artist Derek Eland ‘Being Human at Base Camp’ which finishes...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Stopped enroute to Scotland, travelling with 4 year old and 8 month baby, excellent facilities. 4 year old very happy at Lego wall, plenty to entertain kids, wish we had more time to spend there. Plenty of choice with food and seating and lovely Deli....More

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you and your children enjoyed your recent visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards. The Rheged Team.

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Reviewed June 11, 2017

Didn't quite know what to expect. Hidden away and not well signposted until you're on top of it, but has adequate parking. Some very decent shops, with quality goods, and commensurate prices, and a range of cafes for a small building. The highlight for me...More

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us especially the current exhibition by Cumbrian artist Derek Eland ‘Being Human at Base Camp’ which runs until Saturday 2nd of July. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards. The...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

An indoor entertainment centre with cinema, shops, spa, cafes, exhibitions, & children's play areas. All top quality. Shops on the pricey side. Free wifi. Lots of toilets. Perfect for a wet day and for a pit-stop when travelling on the M6 past Penrith.

1  Thank Mary M
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards. The Rheged Team.

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Reviewed June 6, 2017

having recently returned to Australia and with having visited motorway service areas frequently and I have to say how much they have improved whilst this is not a true service area try it out if you have kids they will thank you if you want...More

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again possibly on your next visit. Kind regards. The Rheged Team.

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Reviewed June 6, 2017

topped for petrol and ended up in a lovely locally sourced food shop. Great local baker and various foods sweet and savoury and stocked up for lunch. Nice selection of unusual produce including wine and beers. Only downside was not very good coffee but this...More

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed the new shop in the filling station. We also have a farm shop and delicatessen in the main centre with a much wider range of products in...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2017

We dropped in to Rheged for coffee and lunch and were faced with a choice of three or four different cafe/ bar options. We opted for the bar and ordered through table service. Then we waited and waited. Not that they were busy. Food was...More

Thank Peter M
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are pleased you all enjoyed your visit however we are disappointed to read your comments about the Cafe and we have shared these with the Catering team. We look forward to welcoming you...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

We used Rheged as a planned stop on a long trip north. We took the kids to the play area upstairs, with our eldest (8) painting pottery and our youngest (4) playing in the soft play. They spent almost 1.5 hours in this area, and...More

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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you all enjoyed your visit with us especially the Create pottery painting and the indoor and outdoor play areas. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards. The Rheged Centre.

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Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Great place to go to in the rain ☔️ all under roof shops to go in to cafe places to eat and have a tea ☕️ coffee ☕️😊

Thank steven h
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WestmorlandFamily, Manager at The Rheged Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards. The Rheged Team.

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Ashursts
August 26, 2016|
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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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In my experience, June is not the best time for whale watching on the M6. December is better
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