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Things to do in Penrith

Attractions

Crafty Monkeys, A warm family welcome awaits you at our studio where you can make pottery on the Potter's wheels, paint pottery on a big range of bisque,
make a Teddy Bear or create a Mosaic.Baby hand and foot prints on pottery or in clay.Dog paw prints on pottery or in clay.

Rookin House Activity Centre, Established for over 20 years Rookin House has an amazing range of activities at competitive prices.We can offer activities for individuals, families and large groups including stag& hen and corporate.We are situated half way between Keswick and Penrith (9miles from each) and 4 miles from Ullswater.

Laser Wars UK,is a fun adventure for a family or a group of people, it is not very expensive and is based all around the UK and also in Penrith.

Katoomba Highlights Harley Ride, Ride on the back of the Harley Davidson with a fun, professional and very experienced chauffeur. We bring along our cameras and take photos of you having fun so we can show them off in our photo gallery and if you like them you can get a free copy on CD.

Penrith Panthers, The newly built Events Centre at Panthers together with their other venues, are located on 80 hectares, situated in the picturesque Penrith Valley close to the tranquillity of the Nepean River at the foot of the Blue Mountains National Park.




Outdoor activities:- cycling, walking, horse riding, mountain biking, Escape Paragliding, Sailing, Windsurfing & other Water sports.

Facilities available are Tennis court, basketball court, swimming pool, football pitch and loads more.



Activities include Ghyll Scrambling, Canyoning, White water Tubing, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Mountain Biking and Via Ferrata and more.
There are many different places were all these activities can be done.


Culture

Long Meg and her Daughters, Dating from the Bronze Age, this is England's third largest stone circle that consists of a huge ring (the Daughters) of more than 60 stones and Long Meg, a 12-foot-high block of red sandstone.

Lacy's Caves, Colonel Lacy, of Salkeld Hall, famous for once trying to blow up the stones of Long Meg Stone Circle, carved five chambers out of the sandstone cliffs by the River Eden in Little Salkeld.

Penrith Castle , Penrith Castle was begun at the end of the 14th century by Ralph Neville, who played a key role in defending this area against the Scots. It was later transformed into a luxurious residence by Richard, Duke of Gloucester (subsequently Richard III). Surviving to their full height, the castle walls stand in a public park.

Lowther Castle and Gardens The gardens at Lowther castle have lain abandoned for 70 years, and the original plantings have long since disappeared leaving the the outlines of 17th Century and Edwardian gardens intact, overplanted with trees and covered by moss and lichen

Penrith Museum is a museum full of old and historic things to see and is a good day out for the family.


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