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Penrith is a market town located in the county of Cumbria, England within the Eden Valley.
The town lies slightly north of the River Eamont around 3 miles outside the boundaries of the Lake District National Park. To the south of the town you can find the ancient henge sites "Mayburgh Henge" and "King Arthur's Round Table", which are under the protection of English Heritage.

The ruins of Penrith Castle can be seen from the railway station, and is run as a visitor attraction by English Heritage. To the South East of the town are the more substantial ruins of Brougham Castle.


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The centre of the town is dominated by the Clock Tower, erected in 1861 and there are a number of wells both in and around the town that are well known. At the North of the town is Beacon Hill, whose last use was in 1804 in the war against Napoleon. Traditionally, the Beacon Pike was used to warn of approaching danger from Scotland.

Brougham Castle
Although only ruins now that date back to the 13th century this castle still has a great history to tell. (01768 862 488)

Eden Ostrich World
This is a real working farm, with cows, sheep, pigs as well as the ostriches of course. There are also playgrounds here, a riverside walk and tea rooms. (01768 881 771)

Cumbria Constabulary Museum
Everything you wanted to know about policing is this area over history is displayed here. (01768 891 999)

King Arthurs Round table
This area is one of England’s most historical, as it is thought to be the jousting area for the court of King Arthur. Some historians date it back to over 2000 BC.

Penrith Castle
This is a great area to explore, the castle is partly ruined, but it has a moat and lovely surrounding parklands with views.

Penrith Museum
Located in the town centre, this museum traces the rich archaeological history of Penrith and the district. (01768 212 228)









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