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“Beautiful Castle...Not looked after.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Penrith Castle

Penrith Castle
Ranked #10 of 54 things to do in Penrith
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful Castle...Not looked after.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

Very disappointed...
A beautiful ruin steeped in history, the home for a time of King Richard 111, yet it is left open for anyone to roam around in.
It is not secure in anyway, it is in a park.
We stayed only a short time as there were children using it as a playground, disgusting words carved into some of the stones of the castle walls, beer cans here and there and older boys kicking a football as hard as they could at the castle wall using it as a goalpost... Come on English Heritage this is crazy, what is left of this amazing building should be cornered off and a charge should be made, that way only the people with a genuine interest in history, Castles etc will walk around it respectfully.
The future of this Castle worry's me, and should worry English Heritage too.

Visited June 2014
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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421 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Well looked after castle ruin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Worth spending 30 minutes looking around. Well kept and interesting architecture and a nice park. Free to visit.

Visited May 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Penrith Castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

A ruined castle in the centre of Penrith. Free to go in and nice to wander around the ruins for half an hour.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank 64Cheryl
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Scrote central”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

Place inhabited by several large groups of youths, scrotes and chavs. Smoking, littering, swearing and acting agressively, they prevented us from acessing the castle.
Certainly would not consider bringing my family again

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Norman N
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Attractive castle, free to visit.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Went here today whilst waiting for a train. The castle is in good keep and has some nice, small gardens to walk about. It looks like it would be fun in the summer: they have mini golf, which was open on a Sunday morning in April. Worth wandering around if you're in the area or near the train station.

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