Penrith travel guide

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You're Going to Love Penrith

With a population of 14,793, Penrith is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Penrith

If you’re looking for affordable options, Pooley bridge inn (Finkle St) and TJ’S (Howtown) are great picks.

When to visit Penrith

Penrith in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 120
1 night at 3-star hotel
Penrith in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 120
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Penrith


Although Penrith doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Newcastle Airport (UK) (NCL), which is located 80 km from Penrith.


Avanti West Coast is the most popular train carrier serving Penrith, followed by Arriva. Located 0.4 km from the city centre, Penrith is the busiest station in Penrith. Another popular train station is Penrith Lazonby & Kirkoswald, located 10 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Penrith is to pick up a car rental from Edinburgh, which is about 146 km from Penrith. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Easirent, among others, in Edinburgh.


National Express operates bus routes to Penrith. From Birmingham, the bus ride to Penrith takes 475 km and will cost you around C$ 89. From London, the ticket costs about C$ 118 for a journey of 620 km.

Airlines serving Penrith

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,510 reviews)
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Air France
Good (498 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (306 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,200 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,443 reviews)
Excellent (1,275 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,048 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
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Scandinavian Airlines
Good (492 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (479 reviews)
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Where to stay in Penrith

From 5-star hotels such as the Roundthorn Country House & Luxury Apartments to great affordable options like the Strickland Arms, Penrith offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 181 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 357 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Penrith

Most booked hotels in Penrith

Westmorland Hotel Tebay
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 131+
The Inn On The Lake
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 264+
North Lakes Hotel & Spa
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 214+
The George Hotel
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 120+
Shap Wells Hotel
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
C$ 145+
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Renting a car in Penrith

Expect to pay C$ 2.46 per litre in Penrith (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 29.41 and C$ 39.22. The most frequently booked car type in Penrith is Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Fiat 500 or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.