If you book onto one of our B&B Training Courses, that is of course your main reason for staying with us. But why not make the most of your time in our part of the world in Penrith, Cumbria ? Why not try and see some of the superb local scenery in the nearby Eden Valley or Lake District National Park which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
How about a short walk from our front door to the Penrith Beacon for superb views over Penrith town and to the Lakeland Fells beyond ?
Or for an alternative view of Penrith you could try a short steep walk up Little Mell Fell. Ignore the authors comments in the link – its definately worth the effort, especially if you are not a regular Lakeland fell walker. The start of the walk is about 10 minutes drive from Penrith. You can also bag a Wainwright at the same time !
We are also only about 5 miles away from Ullswater, our nearest lake and some would say, the most beautiful of all the lakes. You can access the lake in several places including the lively tourist village of Pooley Bridge, or the popular villages of Glenridding and Patterdale. If you prefer something quieter, there is always Howtown and Martindale down the eastern side of the lake from Pooley Bridge. The spectacular Aira Force waterfall, aproximately halfway between Pooley Bridge and Glenridding is also worth visiting.
Ullswater Steamers – Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmental accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ create the perfect opportunity to combine a lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District.
There is some history in Penrith itself. With its distinctive red sandstone buildings, numerous ‘yards’ and alleyways to discover and many pleasant open spaces, Penrith remains a traditional market town. As well as Beacon Hill and the ‘Pike’ built in 1719 of local red sandstone, the ruins of Penrith Castle opposite the railway station date back to the 14th century. It is set in an attractive public park where you can play tennis, bowls, crazy golf, pitch and putt or simply relax.
You can visit the Penrith & Eden Museum – Penrith Museum
Both Penrith Castle and Dockray Hall pub have connections to King Richard III who owned and lived in both for a time.
Whatever you do, we are sure you will have a great time….and time and space to take in all that new B&B Training Course knowledge !