River Garth is situated on the bank of the River Eamont in the picturesque village of Eamont Bridge, just outside the bustling and historic market town of Penrith. It is the perfect base from which to explore the scenic splendour of the Lake District to the West, or the picturesque Eden Valley and North Penines to the east.

The popular Lakes town of Keswick is less than 20 miles away, Ullswater and Pooley Bridge are within 6 miles, and 'the jewel in Lakeland's crown', Ambleside, is a 20 mile drive via the spectacular Kirkstone Pass.

Penrith itself is a wonderful place to stroll around and explore. It has a host of specialist and traditional shops, fascinating alleyways and narrow streets dating back to the Border Reivers 'excursions' to the town. Well worth a visit are the spectacular ruins of Penrith Castle and various historic houses with connections to Richard the 3rd, William Wordsworth and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

After a couple of hours sightseeing you can pause for refreshments in one of the town's excellent cafes, restaurants or inns. Penrith also has a first class leisure centre with pool, gym and indoor bowling green, while nearby Castle Park offers a great range of outdoor activities such as bowling, tennis, crazy golf and putting, and also a playground and paddling pool for the younger visitors.

The local area is rich in crafts and there are many potters, artists and sculptors studios in and around Penrith; the surrounding area has a host of castles, historic houses and churches to discover as well as numerous visitor attractions.

If you need any advice or information on finding your way about this delightful area or tips on attractions to visit then please feel free to ask us.


Penrith Beacon overlooks the town

View of Lake Ullswater

Penrith castle

AA 5 Star Silver Award

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