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 vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Penrith a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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

Travelers 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Penrith

Fly into Carlisle (CAX), the closest airport, located 23 mi (37 km) from the city center. 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 traveling by train, Penrith Station, Langwathby Station and Lazonby & Kirkoswald Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Penrith?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,785 vacation rentals near Penrith. From 1,034 Cabins to 1,034 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Penrith for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Penrith?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Penrith. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ullswater: 2,582 vacation rentals
  • Penrith Station: 1,743 vacation rentals
  • Lowther Castle and Gardens: 2,384 vacation rentals
  • Penrith Castle: 1,732 vacation rentals
  • Place Fell: 2,654 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Penrith?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,034 Cabins in Penrith. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Penrith include:

  • Cottages: 1,034 rentals available
  • Houses: 1,522 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 1,034 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Penrith?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 118 vacation rentals with pool available in Penrith. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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