Penrith in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... in the summer months. This is a market town which means it has a nice little market that runs during the week and can be interesting to look round. There are some other nice shops in the town, things ranging from galleries to hardware stores. There are also some interesting outdoor shops that sell a range of equipment and also some excellent book shops that are interesting to browse round. When it comes to accommodation there are some nice hotels and guest houses in the area. There is not quite as much choice as in some of the other nearby towns but there are still some good quality bed and breakfasts as also some larger hotels. Anoth... more
Customer Penrith in General Reviews (3)
by - written on 16/07/10 (Very useful, 61 readings)
Penrith is a medium sized market town sitting just a few miles outside of the Lake District national park. Penrith is in the county of Cumbria and is a popular spot with visitors who want to explore the Lake District. The town is located in the Eden Valley and there is some beautiful scenery in the area that many people enjoy visiting. The town has a population of around fifteen thousand but this often increases due to tourists visiting the area. Penrith is not quite as popular as other towns in the area which means it can be a little bit more quiet in the summer months. This is a market town which means it has a nice little market that runs during the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/10/08 (Very useful, 242 readings)
Penrith is a lovely town in Cumbria and is known as the Gateway to the Lakes, being as it is, on the edge of the Lake District. It is a large town dating back to the Roman times and was once the capital of Cumbria. It is now a nice shopping centre with a good mix of traditional shops and arcades. The ruins of Penrith Castle still stand in the town and are interesting to explore. Pretty and interesting as Penrith is it will only ever mean one thing to me and that's Lilliput Lane, because that's where the studio is based. The Lilliput Lane studio is easy to find as it is just off the Penrith exit of the motorway. I ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/11/02, updated on 17/06/05 (Very useful, 1534 readings)
The first question I can hear many of you say is, what is Lilliput Lane? Lilliput Lane is a collection of handcrafted cottages and buildings based on actual properties throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, although most are from the UK. The Lilliput Lane Company was founded in 1982 by David Tate (now MBE), his wife and 2 daughters. This is based at Skirsgill, Penrith, Cumbria, England. He originates from his native Yorkshire. From there, during his childhood he visited many places of interest in the countryside. This interest has inspired him to carry out a self-taught craft of making the buildings he visited into magnificent works of ... Read the complete review
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