Penrith History & Heritage

Each of the destinations that TransPennine Express visits has its own little bit of culture and Penrith is no different. Discover Penrith and during your trip why not visit one of the great attractions below.

Penrith Castle

Penrith is one of the most important structures in the whole town. The construction of the building started way back in 1399 and was slowly improved over a period of 70 years until it turned into a defence against the regular raids from Scotland. If you want to get to this castle then you can access it from a wooden footbridge that covers the distance of the Castle's moat.

Lacy's Caves

The Lacy's Caves are a distinct set of 5 chambers in the cliff of River Eden. It was named after Colonel Lacey in the 18th century. Although no-one really knows what the original uses of the caves were Colonel Lacey used them to entertain guests.

Mayburgh Henge

The Mayburgh Henge is often a well talked about spectacle located in Penrith. It has been noted to be over 300 years old and is the last standing stone as there were up to 4 others that were either destroyed or removed. The Mayburgh Henge is only 400 yards away from King Arthurs Round Table which is also located in the Village of Eamont Bridge.  

Acorn Bank Garden & Watermill

In a nutshell, a lovingly preserved, walled herb garden surrounded by ancient oaks and more. An absolute haven in Penrith.

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