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Best things to do in Penrith

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Movie Theater
“Small 3 screen cinema which has retained a lot of the old characteristics of the original theatre making it a must to visit just for the experience.”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fabulous London quality food at reasonable prices. Best bistro in Penrith and always my first choice for a meal out.”
4 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Nice bar / restaurant. Lots of cocktails and just about any alcoholic drink”
5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The imposing ruins of Penrith Castle have an intriguing history. It was begun in 1399, when William Strickland, later to become Bishop of Carlisle and Archbishop of Canterbury, added a stone wall to an earlier pele tower, primarily as a defence against Scottish raids”
4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Since June 1847 Booths Supermarkets have been selling the best goods available, in attractive stores, staffed with first class assistants. It is a chain of high-end supermarkets in Northern England (mainly Lancashire and Cumbria). Booths is said to be the 'Waitrose of the North'. Booths compete on quality as opposed to just price.”
4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is a great place to go for a full breakfast or afternoon tea and cake.”
5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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2 locals recommend
Bar
“Gastro pub great for food and/or drink. Open fires and interesting historical connections. You will need to book.”
3 locals recommend
Car Rental
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Penrith’s only Mexican restaurant. Now into its 8th year, Salsa has built up an excellent reputation for making Mexican cuisine using the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Located right in the heart of Penrith.”
2 locals recommend
Museum
“The Penrith Museum and Tourist Information Centre are housed in the former Robinson’s School, an Elizabethan building which was altered in 1670 and used as a school until the early 1970′s. The building is an ideal starting point for those wishing to explore Penrith. ”
2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“A family run Italian restaurant offering a variety of authentic Italian cuisine. Open Monday - Saturday all year round and open Sundays from April - September.”
2 locals recommend
Bar
“Foundry offers good food through out the day, live music every Saturday evening. ”
2 locals recommend
Bar
1 local recommends