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Address: Off Castlegate, Penrith, England

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Nice couple of hours out for the family

Although obviously there is not much left of the castle there is still plenty to explore there :) There is also the tennis courts/bowling green and crazy golf There is a lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Penrith, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although obviously there is not much left of the castle there is still plenty to explore there :) There is also the tennis courts/bowling green and crazy golf There is a lovely little playground for little ones and bigger ones :) Lovely flower beds and rose garden to enjoy as well on a lovely summers day :)

Thank PocoUno
Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You never knew how a castle ruins would be so surprisingly popular for locals and visitors alike. It also features a park to relax, wonder and play a game of mini golf in.

Thank alwelch1992
Cincinnati, Ohio
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113 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There isn't too much to see here, just some medieval castle ruins. Your visit won't take very long if you decide to stop here.

Thank rockon0630
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not often you find something for nothing... well look no further... this is a great free place for young and old alike, we went on a nice sunny day and took a picnic with use which following a wander round the castle ruins and reading the history boards we sat down and ate our lunch along with several other families... More 

Thank swiftys62
Avondale Heights
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There were plenty of ruins set in a lovely garden. The ruins are close to the centre of town and there is plenty of parking. There is no cost to wander around themail.

Thank Gail S
Preston, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Penrith Castle and grounds where great for us to have a mooch around and a lovely spot to take photos. My daughter had a great time playing hide and seek. I unfortunately didn't get a chance to read about the history. The park and bandstand behind the ruins are very clean and again great for children.

Thank Connorsssss84
north east scotland
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589 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We visited on a drizzly Saturday afternoon. The ruins are surrounded by a dry moat and well worth a wander through. The Castle sits in a park which has a bowling green , there is a cafe but it was closed . Well worth a wander if you are in the area - maybe even to work up an appetite... More 

Thank yandinazetland
Stockport, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

It was nice to walk around the ruins. The park was clean with above average facilities. It was worth a visit since we were nearby.

Thank Kathy H
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We visited Penrith as we were in the area, so thought we may as well stop in. As there isn't much of the castle left and it is free to visit, as it is in a public park, I wouldn't say it was a destination in itself, but worth a glance if you are in the area.

Thank YvonnePW
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

A nice way to burn some time whilst waiting for a train as it is directly opposite the train station. Fun to try and work out whats what in the ruins.

Thank O'desireé H

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