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Nice Little Market Town
Penrith in General
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Penrith in General
Advantages: Nice Place
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 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. Another good option when staying in the area is privately owned holiday homes, there are some lovely little communities in the area and some really nice cottages available.
Penrith has some very nice places when it comes to eating out. There are some nice pubs located in the centre of the town, these always have a good atmosphere. There are also a few restaurants ranging from Italian food right through to Curry houses. There are also a few places that do fast food in the town which some people may enjoy.
If you travel out of Penrith there are some great places to visit. Most will head for the Lake District but there are some stunning places in the other direction. The Pennines lie to the East of Penrith and are a great place to explore. The town of Alston is the highest town in the UK and the drive up there really is spectacular. There are also some great walks in the area, either up in the mountains or down in the beautiful Eden Valley.
Overall Penrith is a really nice place to visit. There are so many great places to visit in the area and also plenty to do in the town itself. Most people flock to the Lake District so this is a nice alternative if you want to avoid the crowds of tourists. If you have never been to Penrith then it really is a nice little town to go and see.
Summary: Nice town