In Penrith you will find a diverse selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. Just 20 minutes along the A66 is the popular town of Keswick, overlooked by some of Wainwrights favorite mountains and on the banks of Derwentwater. Ullswater is even closer with its picturesque views and water falls. This is the best place to tackle the famous Helvellyn or take a trip on a steam boat. www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk
There are many local and nearby attractions not to mention the extensive aray of lakes and fells to explore. The Rheged visitors centre is five minutes down the road with shops, cafes, children play area and its own Imax cinema. www.rheged.com Penrith Golf Centre with it driving range, shop and challenging nine hole course is great for a practice and keeping your hand in. www.penrithgolf.co.uk Finally for the adventurous, Rookin House on the way to keswick, offers outdoor pursuits such as karting, quad biking and archery. www.rookinhouse.co.uk
There is plenty of choice when it comes to eating out with the Boot & Shoe pub within walking distance serving great home cooked pub food and lakeland ale. We also have the Herdwick Inn, Sportsman Inn and the Clickham Inn a short drive away. Penrith has a diverse range of eateries from Tapas, Italian or bistro style to mention a few.
Keswick and the local area is well known for their scenic landscape and opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities. With all these great attractions and activities, there are plenty of things to do and keep the hole family busy in Keswick.
Have a look at The Puzzling Place www.puzzlingplace.co.uk ; Dinosaur and Raptor Experience www.keswickdino.com , Keswick Climbing Wall www.keswickclimbingwall.co.uk and Newlands Adventure Centre. Visit the beautifully situated theatre www.theatrebythelake.com or just the local cinema www.keswick-alhambra.co.uk to keep the family busy. You will find events, activities and experience days put on by many of these Attractions and Activity Providers.
For the adventurous there is a huge choice from the spectacular Whinlatter forest www.forestry.gov.uk/whinlatterforestpark incorporating Go Ape, to Honistor slate mine www.honister.com , with mine shafts and the famous Via Ferrata!!
There is a good choice of attractions, visitor centres and parks just waiting to be explored with something for every taste and age group. Guided walks, group walks, climbing with experts and experience days are available. Families will find lots of things to do in Keswick and plenty of attractions and activities to keep their children entertained. Keswick has two parks with beautiful floral displays and wide open green spaces with space for both quiet relaxation and games. For those wishing to find out more about the rich cultural and industrial heritage of the area there is the opportunity to visit museums and historic houses.