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Address: Off Castlegate, Penrith, England

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Good old ruin

The castle is worth visiting as its stands in the middle of the park which is so nice especially in summer.have a walk round the park and ruins you won't be disappointed.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Bruce R
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The castle is worth visiting as its stands in the middle of the park which is so nice especially in summer.have a walk round the park and ruins you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Bruce R
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Grade I listed building, a short walk from the Town enter is well worth a look. While not as impressive as some of Cumbria other Castles, its history, setting and location means it should be on any Castle lovers list. Sadly while English Heritage could do more with the site (more information plaques and keeping the site free of... More 

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Thank TheMarshal84
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the big scheme of comparing many castles, Penrith castle is not that great. It actually took me a couple of minutes to remember exactly what this castle offered, which was not a right lot. Obviously a forgettable experience for myself. It took the whole of five minutes to mooch around. No good photo opportunity if that's what you're after.... More 

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Thank chelle86
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old ruin nestled right in Penrith near several restaurants (including a McDonald's which looks a little out of place in the background of some photos!) Definitely worth a visit. We had a great time wandering around and imagining what it must have been like!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Not much left of it but nice to walk around in the late afternoon. Found a children's park on the other side which was well kept if a little dated. Toilets not the best but at least there were some open.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited the castle ruins after spending a few hours in and around the town. A 10 minute walk from the town and it's free! Well worth a quick visit after spending a bit of time in the lovely town like Penrith. Also try the grocery store in the town .... Not sure of the name but it's well signed... More 

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Thank Chris R
Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice castle interesting history. Park in sainsburys for 3 hours and walk through the park to get to it. Nice ruin hidden away.

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Thank TheHonestExplorer
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We were stopping over night in Penrith and decided to find the castle to explore before we left. It a ruin with a few information boards by the English heritage to give you information about the castles history. Its close to the town center so worth a detour if you and in the town

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Thank David M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Penrith castle is well worth a visit. It is in ruins, but it is authentic and was used by Richard 111 and was used as a castle until 1648.

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Thank Georgesnake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

What a magical place well worth a visit. Free to visit and enjoy the historical content. Ideally i would of preferred more information

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