Welcome to Penrith
Halloween Festival © Fred Wilson
Horse and carriage © Fred Wilson
Parade of Sheepdogs © Fred Wilson
Prince Charles © Fred Wilson
The historic market town of Penrith is the shopping, business and social centre of Eden District - with easy access to the beautiful Eden Valley and the Lake District.
Penrith is a vibrant community with much to offer visitors and lots going on locally. There are many independent shops in the town centre and most tastes are catered for by cafés, restaurants, pubs and other evening entertainments.
There’s a spooktacular family fun day in store for Eden, as the annual Penrith Halloween Festival returns with a vengeance on Saturday 26 October.
There’ll be all sorts of ghoulish goings-on from 10am to 4pm in the town centre, organised this year by Penrith Partnership and funded by Eden District Council. There’ll be dark dance performances and music, frightening face painting, mysterious magic tricks and a chilling circus display – not to mention fangtastic food to sink your teeth into.
Parking is a particular concern for Penrith residents - if you are visiting by car, you will need to pick up a parking disc from a nearby shop straight away if you park on street in the centre of town.
There are many opportunities to get involved in Penrith life, such as joining clubs and volunteering. If you feel inspired, pen us a poem, send in a painting or poem - and let us know so we can put it online here.