Penrith as featured on Channel 4's 'Walking through history' with Tony Robinson
Known as the "old red town" because of its sandstone buildings, Penrith, in the heart of Cumbria, combines the advantages of being located in a beautiful and inspiring area with the amenities of a vibrant local community.
Penrith has fascinating yards and alleyways to discover, pleasant open spaces and a selection of places to stay from fine hotels to cosy guest houses and bed and breakfasts to self catering cottages.
The town has much to offer the visitor, whether for a holiday, shortbreak, overnight stay or coffee stop. Penrith has many Hotels, Inns, Bed and Breakfasts and self catering accommodation to choose from.
With easy access to the surrounding area, Penrith is an ideal base for visiting the varying landscapes of the Eden Valley, North Pennines, Lake District and Hadrian's Wall.
An hourly parking charge of £1 now applies in the Council's Sandgate and Bluebell Lane Pay and Display car parks. Our Town Map has details of where to park in Penrith.