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Penrith Heritage Trail

Penrith and its surrounding areas boast an astonishing number of buildings, grounds and sites to see. Many of which invite you to discover their secrets and uncover their intriguing stories.

Penrith Castle

Overlooking Penrith the castle was built in the 14th Century. You can wander around the red sandstone ruins, imaging how medieval life would have been in the castle.

Long Meg and Her Daughters Stone Circle

The stones are said to date from around 1500BC, a huge circle of some 69 standing stones with Long Meg being the tallest of all the stones. There is an interesting local legend with these stones!

Clifton Tower

Towers were built to defend families against Border fairs. This 15th-century tower is the sole surviving part of the manor house of the Wybergh family, it was plundered by Jacobites in 1745 before the Battle of Clifton Moor, the last battle fought on English soil.

Dalemain Mansion

Home of the world famous Marmalade Festival, a historic mansion surrounded with beautiful gardens. With lots to see and do, shops and cafes your sure to have a good day out.

Shap Abbey

Founded by Premonstratensian canons in the late 12th century, the abbey functioned until 1540.  The impressive 15th century tower and other remains can be explored today.

St Andrews Church

The medieval tower remains from the original 13th Century Church.  There are some intriguing historical stories to learn here!

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