Keeper’s Cottage is minutes away from historic Brougham Castle, Penrith town centre and Rheged; 2 miles from Whinfell Forest and only 5 miles from Ullswater. We are 20 miles from historic Hadrian’s Wall with many fascinating sites of interest, towns within reach of the wall; and well worth a visit are Carlisle, Corbridge and Hexham. Within easy reach of many Lake District fells and lakes, wonderful walking country, spectacular views at any time of the year.
There are many attractions on our doorstep, such as great walks, lakes, fells, views. Visit Penrith market, travel up Ullswater on the Raven, climb Helvellyn and other scenic mountains, excellent cycling routes, pony trekking, water sports, fishing, swimming, sailing, canoeing, water skiing, and many great local pubs and restaurants. Come & see for yourself!
Enjoy it all from the luxury of the no smoking environment of Keeper’s Cottage, where you can unwind at the end of the day, before embarking on your evening’s entertainments.
Mayburgh Henge is a large prehistoric monument in the county of Cumbria in northern England. The henge is in the care of English Heritage and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It is 400 metres from King Arthur’s Round Table Henge.
King Arthur’s Round Table is a Neolithic henge in the village of Eamont Bridge in the English county of Cumbria, around 2 kilometres south east of Penrith. It is 400 metres from Mayburgh Henge. The site is free to visitors and is under the control of English Heritage.
Long Meg and Her Daughters is a Bronze Age stone circle near Penrith in Cumbria. One of around 1,300 stone circles in the British Isles and Brittany, it was constructed as a part of a megalithic tradition that lasted from 3,300 to 900 BCE, during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age.
Eden Brewery – Quality beers that demand respect; eers that force you to sit up and take notice, beers that make you smile and beers that make you think. Brougham Hall, Penrith, Cumbria – happy to show you around.
Kendal Calling is held annually at Lowther Deer Park (about 3-miles from Keeper’s Cottage). It has grown from a two-day, 900 capacity event in 2006 to a 12,000 capacity three-day independent music festival.
The River Eamont is one of the major tributaries of the River Eden. Formed by the outflow from Ullswater, later augmented from the west and the River Lowther which carries the water from Haweswater north to the Eamont at Penrith.
In 1984 a Cumbrian landscape designer bought a rundown property in the heart of the Eden Valley, and after a much publicised planning wrangle, Larch Cottage Nurseries now celebrates 30 years in business.
Whinfell Forest is in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Lake District. The impressive glass covered Village Centre is a lively focus for a variety of activities and there’s a fine tradition of live entertainment in the Green Room.
The C2C starts in Whitehaven in West Cumbria, travels through the stunning scenery of the northern Lake District and heads into Keswick before passing through Penrith and the Eden Valley, to Sunderland on the North East Coast of England, finishing at Tynemouth.
Aira Force is a waterfall in the English Lake District, near the village of Watermillock in the county of Cumbria. The site of the waterfall is owned by the National Trust.
Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District, being approximately nine miles long and 0.75 miles wide with a maximum depth of slightly more than 60 metres.
Penrith was once the capital of Cumbria, now the hub of the Eden Valley. It is now an important shopping centre, with a good mix of traditional shops and sophisticated arcades.
Ullswater Steamers have operated on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater, for over 150 years. The lake cruises run from Glenridding and Pooley Bridge with a stop off in Howtown on the Eastern shore of the lake, and now Aira Force as well.
Lady Anne’s Way is a 100 mile long path from Skipton Castle to Broughham Castle at Penrith, through the Yorkshire Dales and the Upper Eden Valley. The walk is one of great beauty and historical interest.
Helvellyn (3,118 ft.) is a mountain in the English Lake District, the highest point of the Helvellyn range, a north-south line of mountains to the north of Ambleside, between the lakes of Thirlmere and Ullswater.
Brougham Castle is a medieval building about 2 miles south-east of Penrith, Cumbria, England. The castle was founded by Robert de Vieuxpont in the early 13th century.
Rheged is a Grass-roofed Lakeland heritage centre and gallery in a former quarry. It is a destination for family activities, shopping, cinema, food, conferences and events.
Ullswater is a great place to spend some time. It features islands, bays & beaches, and lots of scenery. The ethos on the trips is always the same. Enjoy the views, have a chat, pass on a bit of knowledge and learn from people looking for a similar experience. Cumbria Attractions