Destination guide

Head to the rustic city of Penrith

The lake, countryside and forests display a scene truly unique to Penrith. Renowned for its spas, bars and chocolate shops, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Penrith

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Penrith a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rookin House Activity Centre (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Appleby Golf Club (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Windermere Golf Club (18.6 mi / 30 km)
  • Carlisle Racecourse (18.6 mi / 30 km)
  • Lake District Wildlife Park (20.4 mi / 32.8 km)
  • Whinlatter Forest Park (20.4 mi / 32.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Penrith

Travellers appreciate the panoramic lake views and pristine countryside, which is just a taste of what Penrith has to offer. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Penrith is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mayburgh Henge (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Ullswater (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Gowbarrow Fall (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Aira Force (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Place Fell (8.2 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Lacy's Caves (9 mi / 14.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Penrith

Fly into Carlisle (CAX), the closest airport, located 23 mi (37 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Durham (MME-Tees Valley), which is 52.7 mi (84.9 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Penrith Station, Langwathby Station and Lazonby & Kirkoswald Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Penrith?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,382 holiday lettings around Penrith. From 1,810 cabins to 1,810 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Penrith? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Penrith. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lowther Castle and Gardens: 1,991 holiday lettings
  • Penrith Castle: 1,485 holiday lettings
  • Penrith & Eden Museum: 1,476 holiday lettings
  • Dalemain: 1,878 holiday lettings
  • Penrith Station: 1,492 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Penrith listed on 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 rent Cabins in Penrith?

Yes, of course. offers 1,810 Cabins in Penrith. Our other popular types of Penrith holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 1,810 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 326 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 113 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Penrith?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 102 holiday homes with pool available in Penrith. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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