Adjacent to the Scottish border, Penrith’s location lent it massive strategic importance for almost 2,000 years.
The Roman fort of Voreda is minutes north of the town. Penrith Castle dates to the turn of the 15th century. It was built to defend against Scottish raids.
There is also history of a less belligerent kind at the romantic towers of Lowther Castle. Additionally, the cultivated Dalemain Estate has an award-winning garden.
You can journey to the Bronze Age at Long Meg and Her Daughters. This attraction is a stone circle started 5,000 years ago.