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Visiting Penrith

History buffs will enjoy exploring Penrith, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting and lively bar scene. Tucked away and culturally-rich, this city also attracts tourists with its spas.

  • There are 71 hotels and other accommodations in Penrith
  • The closest major airport is in Durham (MME-Tees Valley) 84.9 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Penrith

Cultural venues in the city include Mayburgh Henge, Brougham Hall, and Brougham Castle. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Lowther Castle and Gardens, Rheged, and Dalemain. The lakeside and countryside highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Ullswater, Gowbarrow Fall, and Aira Force.

In Penrith, you'll be able to select from 71 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday getaway. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Stafford House Guest House - With a stay at this 4-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and bathrooms.
  • Norcroft Guest House - Our customers like the breakfast and room size at this guesthouse. With a stay at this 4-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with in-room flat-screen TVs.
  • Glenridding House - Amenities at this 5-star guesthouse include free breakfast and free WiFi.

A popular place to see in the surrounding area is Hill Top, located 20.2 mi (32.5 from the center of the city.

Getting Around Penrith

If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Penrith Station, Langwathby Station, or Lazonby & Kirkoswald Station. Penrith may not have many public transit options so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Penrith

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 46°F during the day and 32°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 63°F, while the average at night is 35°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 66°F with nighttime averages of 44°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 55°F and nighttime averages of 31°F
  • About 0.79 inches of rain falls on Penrith each year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 64°F, whereas December and January are often coldest, averaging 32°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Penrith?
Crosby is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other top choices based on traveller reviews include 1863 Bar Bistro Rooms and Roundthorn Country House.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Penrith, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of check in. If you have a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best options available in Penrith.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Penrith?
Based on reviews, Norcroft Guest House is a popular guest house for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free parking and a bar. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include North Lakes Hotel And Spa and Shap Wells Hotel.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday in Penrith?
North Lakes Hotel And Spa is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your stay with the children include Abbey House Bed and Breakfast and Crown Inn at Pooley Bridge. Also, attractions such as Acorn Bank and Rookin House Activity Centre are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic holiday in Penrith?
Macdonald Leeming House is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and a garden-view restaurant. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Whitbarrow Hotel and Shap Wells Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Penrith?
Crown Inn at Pooley Bridge is a top inn for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet’s trip include Shap Wells Hotel and The Kings Arms Temple Sowerby.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Penrith?
Ullswater House is a top 4-star guest house with free breakfast, and it’s located close to the beach .
What's the best high-end place to stay in Penrith?
Roundthorn Country House is a 5-star country house with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Glenridding House Hotel and Macdonald Leeming House are other upscale choices for your trip.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Penrith?
North Lakes Hotel And Spa is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, a full-service spa and a restaurant. A couple of other options that offer an on-site pool include Whitbarrow Hotel and Luxury Studio Apartment in a Peaceful Setting.

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