Penrith is a traditional market town located just outside the boundaries of the Lake District national park in east Cumbria and is home to a population of around 15,000. Situated just off the M6 motorway at junction 40 Penrith is also a station on the London to Glasgow Westcoast mainline.
Local sites of interest include the ruins of Penrith Castle and the nearby more substantial ruins of Brougham castle. Today Penrith still thrives as a market town with many unique shops to be found along its mixture of narrow streets and alleys, many constructed from the areas traditional dark red sandstone. It is here that you can buy the Cumberland Sausage, fudge and gingerbread all of which Penrith has an enviable reputation of producing the finest.
Penrith was once home to 5 working breweries and although the breweries have since closed the town still has a good variety of pubs along with a good selection of restaurants, tea rooms, cafes and shops. As a popular tourist destination you will find numerous hotels, guest houses, B&B's and local campsites.