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.
The three B's - bus, boat and (walking) boots will allow you to enjoy the new 20 mile route around Ullswater. (508)
Travel by the shores of Ullswater in an open top bus to Aira Force and Aira Beck and enjoy a boat ride back. (508)
A fascinating heritage of castles, museums and Roman history. Combine a little culture with a little retail therapy. (104)
An alternative route to Windermere, Kirkstone Pass is a 1 in 4 gradient in parts, also known as 'the struggle'. (508)
Visit Rheged for a fun afternoon of outdoor play and a cinema housed in a former quarry. (X4/X5)
There's plenty to see at Carlisle's award-winning museum which houses historic collections, fine and decorative art and lots of hands-on exhibits. (104)