Penrith Castle

Cumbria, England

City/Town/Village: Penrith
District: Eden
County: Cumbria
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6619, -2.75515


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Penrith Castle was begun at the end of the 14th century by Ralph Neville, who played a key role in defending this area against the Scots. It was later transformed into a luxurious residence by Richard, Duke of Gloucester (subsequently Richard III). Surviving to their full height, the castle walls stand in a public park.
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Children: Free
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Penrith Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:


Penrith Castle
NY 5129 3/202 24.4.51


Red sandstone ruins. Licence to crenellate 1397. Square plan with gateway on
north-east. Circular well in courtyard. Additions of circa 1470. South
wall and east tower remain to a considerable height, also tunnel vaults,
Perpendicular windows, and pointed arched fireplace flues. Gatehouse ruins on
north-west. AM.

Listing NGR: NY5124229954

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