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Buses in Penrith

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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Penrith to...


Aira Force

36 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.



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Visit this market town for scenic mountain scapes, independent local shops and a boat launch. Find Castlerigg Stone Circle on a hilltop east of town or take a stroll along Friar's Crag. 



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Visit The Lanes Shopping Centre for a spot of retail therapy, followed by a refreshment break in one of the many cafes and restaurants on offer. With plenty to see and do, Carlisle makes for a great day out.

 Appleby   At the heart of the Eden Valley this market town has an abundance of character and charm. Call in at the Moot Hall Tourist Information Centre for great ideas when you visit.  563




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Things to do...


Ullswater Steamers

44 mins by bus

Enjoy a unique experience with a    bus & boat ticket  on board one of the largest heritage vessel fleets in the world (Prebooking necessary). 


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.


Centre Parcs 

14 mins by bus 

There's fun for the whole family with a lively range of indoor and outdoor activities, live entertainment and a subtropical waterpark!



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