Bed & Breakfast in Cumbria

Penrith is a historic town with a rich history that was originally part of the Kingdom of Scotland and Strathclyde. In the 9th and 10th century it became the ancient capital of Cumberland.West Coast Mainline

It has very good communication links being close to the M6 and A66 as well as a station on the West Coast mainline between London and Glasgow. Car hire can be arranged and guests can pick their hire car at the station as Eden Garage in Temple Sowerby, among others, meet people at the station.

Penrith has a variety of shops, a small museum and a castle. The castle, a ruin, was begun in 1399.It also has a variety of eating places.

Only 2 miles from Penrith is the popular Rheged Visitor centre with a 3D cinema screen, children’s soft play area and numerous Cumbrian food shop as well as The Simply Good cookery school run by Peter Sidwell. It has a restaurant and two cafes as well as hosting regular exhibitions such as The Wildlife Photography Show.Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle just over a mile from Penrith is managed by English Heritage and a fine example of one of the homes of Lady Anne Clifford.

Lowther Castle is 5 miles from Penrith and has lovely gardens which are open to the public and currently being restored. It also has a restaurant and shop. Other interesting stately homes in the area are Hutton in the Forest and Dalemain which hosts a well-known annual marmalade festival.

Mrs Christine Tucker
Kirkby Thore Hall, Kirkby Thore, Cumbria, CA10 1XN
Email: stay@kirkbythorehall.co.uk :: Telephone: 017683 62989 :: Mobile: 07549 235008

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