Find the best place to stay — Penrith

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Penrith?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Penrith. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ullswater: 1,714 holiday lettings
  • Lowther Castle and Gardens: 1,483 holiday lettings
  • Penrith Castle: 1,036 holiday lettings
  • Aira Force: 1,666 holiday lettings
  • Rookin House Activity Centre: 1,528 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Penrith listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with suitable for kids in Penrith?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with suitable for kids among our 1,126 holiday homes with suitable for kids available in Penrith. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a Holiday Rental Cottage in Penrith, Cumbria Your Home Away From Home

    For an ideal trip where you can indulge in some wonderful outdoor activities or simply spend time unwinding with stunning countryside views, a Penrith holiday is the perfect option. By choosing a Penrith holiday rental cottage you have a myriad of activities right on your doorstep including the opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of this part of Northern England. A Penrith holiday rental cottage also means that you are centrally located for day trips to the Lake District.

    Things to Do on Holiday to Penrith, Cumbria

    If you are the type of person who loves outdoor activities, then a Penrith holiday is the perfect option for you. Activities available in the town include swimming, fishing, mountain biking, sailing, horse riding, golf and tennis. The town of Penrith and the stunning surrounding countryside are perfect for walkers, painters and photographers too.

    Whilst on a trip to Penrith, one attraction that should be on your itinerary is the Dalemain Historic House and Gardens, located in the southern area of the town. A mixture of Tudor and Georgian architecture, Dalemain House is filled with antique furniture, paintings, toy collections and ceramics. The beautiful, well-kept gardens are perfect for strolling around on a summer’s day. Also worth a visit is the 14th century Penrith Castle which is has a colourful history and striking red sandstone bricks.

    Places to Visit on Holiday to Penrith, Cumbria

    Approximately 20 miles to the north of Penrith is the historical town of Carlisle. Ultimately the best thing to see here is the magnificent Carlisle Castle which was first built in the 11th century. The castle was modified throughout the centuries and played a huge part as defences against the Scots. As well as being able to visit the dungeons and the impressive Keep of the castle, there is the Museum of the Border Regiment where visitors can see uniforms, pictures, weapons and documents relating to Cumbria’s local militia.

    Weather in Penrith, Cumbria

    For those who have booked a holiday rental cottage in Penrith, they can expect a typical Maritime climate, which means there are comfortable summers and cold winters. The average daytime temperature during the summer months of July and August is 18°C. During the winter months of January and February this average temperature falls to 4°C. Visitors on a Penrith holiday can expect less than 2 inches of rain during the warmer months, making it a wonderful time to explore this beautiful town fully.

    Travel to Penrith, Cumbria

    Travellers on a Penrith holiday can either fly into Manchester International Airport (MAN) or NewcastleAirport (NCL). Airline operators offering regular cheap flights to Penrith include British Airways, BMI, Flybe, easyJet and KLM. Passengers can leave from a variety of UK airports including Edinburgh (EDI), Belfast (BFS), London Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR) and Cardiff (CWL).

    Attractions in and around Penrith

    First time in Penrith and looking for things to do? Don't miss landmarks such as Lowther Castle and Gardens and Mayburgh Henge, and unique cultural highlights such as Brougham Hall and Brougham Castle. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Ullswater, Gowbarrow Fall and Aira Force. Other things to do while in town include a visit to Rheged, Dalemain and Penrith Castle.