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
pause for refreshments in one of the town's excellent cafes,
or inns. Penrith also has a first class leisure centre with
pool, gym and
indoor bowling green, while nearby Castle Park offers a great
outdoor activities such as bowling, tennis, crazy golf 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.