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Penrith Buses - Explore the area during your visit

This former capital of Cumbria is a perfect base for outdoor activities on the edge of the rugged Eden Valley. Penrith celebrates much of Cumbrian cuisine, with a variety of specialist shops, including the famous Toffee Shop, making fudge since 1910.


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Aira Force

32 mins by bus 

Ullswater and the surrounding area offers some of the best walking routes in the Lakes. Visit Aira Force   to catch a glimpse of the Lake District’s most famous waterfall.



every 60 mins

For panoramic views, take a stroll along Friar’s Crag or catch the Launch on Derwentwater   with a bus & boat ticket



every 30 mins 

Explore the exhibitions at Tullie House or catch a film at Vue Cinema. With plenty to see and   do, Carlisle makes for a great day out.






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Ullswater Steamers

32 mins by bus

Operating one of the largest heritage vessel fleets in the world, Ullswater Steamers offer visitors   

a unique experience from the water. Purchase a bus & boat ticket to see more of the Lakes. 


Derwent Pencil Museum 

every 60 mins

The home to the world’s first pencil! Enter this museum through a replica graphite mine and go on   

the journey of the pencil, from humble beginnings to modern day production.



12 mins by bus Visit Rheged for a fun afternoon of indoor play and a cinema housed in a former quarry.   90x70

Centre Parcs 

14 mins by bus 

Whether you want to relax, or be active, at Centre Parcs the choice is yours. Take part in a range   

of activities or unwind in the spa.



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