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The 10 best Hotels in Penrith for 2024

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The top 5 hotels in Penrith

Looking for a hotel in charming Penrith? You’ll find plenty of country house hotels and rural boutiques here in this gateway to the Eden Valley.

Our best hotels in Penrith


Sharrow Bay

This pretty lakefront hotel is just moments from Penrith and offers dramatic panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Maintaining its 19th-century aesthetic throughout, you’ll find a careful blend of ornate Victorian patterns and refined hardwood furniture. The dining room is one of the most magnificent in the region, with unobstructed views of the lake from its sophisticated setting.

North Lakes Hotel & Spa 4*

This traditional country hotel offers indulgent spa treatments and delectable Cumbrian produce in warm and cosy interiors. The hotel is moments from Penrith centre with excellent links to nearby Ullswater. Enjoy the stylish, modern bedrooms, or relax in the welcoming lounge, home to roaring fires and an unbeatable drinks menu.

Appleby Manor 4*

Appleby Manor is one of the Eden Valley's most spectacular hotels. Home to a luxury spa and award-winning restaurant, you'll find sophisticated interiors of country checks and hardwood furniture. It's located just east of Penrith in charming Appleby-in-Westmorland, offering excellent links on to the Lakes and Barnard Castle.

Macdonald Leeming House 4*

This delightful centuries-old hotel on the western shores of Ullswater is the perfect rural escape. You'll find award-winning food, charming country interiors and alluring outdoor gardens overlooking the landscape. The interiors are equally sophisticated, with opulent common areas and plenty of restive areas to unwind in.

Borrowdale Hotel 4*

Nestled in the Borrowdale Valley of Keswick, just west on Penrith, this lovely retreat is brimming with country character. Enjoy unrivalled views of the serene landscapes surrounding you, or indulge in the tempting on-site restaurant serving up locally-sourced specialities. This hotel is renowned for its cosy interiors and bar area, where you’ll find one of the best wine cellars in the region.

Services will you find in our hotels in Penrith

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Spa and fitness
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Room service
  • Flatscreen TVs
  • Luxury bathrooms
  • Award-winning restaurant
  • Gardens to explore
  • On-site bar

Going on holiday in Penrith

Penrith is located just north of the Lake District, a region renowned for its seasonal beauty. In summer, you’ll find warm weather and pleasurable outdoor pursuits, but crowds and congestion can occur from July to August and during Easter. To avoid the queues, you can consider travelling in spring or late summer, when the weather remains warm and the prices less intimidating. Penrith’s weather is notoriously fickle, so you’re likely to experience at least one day of rain during your stay. For hikers, late spring and early autumn are usually the most reliable seasons outside of summer. As for winter, Penrith is extremely charming with Christmas lights and bustling markets, but the weather is cold and wet – so don’t expect perfect walking conditions.

Hotel offers at Penrith convenient for all kind of travel

Penrith is the perfect destination for all age groups and travel types. Outdoor enthusiasts will likely get the most from their stay, as they'll experience one of England’s most captivating natural landscapes. Penrith is a kayaking, hiking and cycling hub, with plenty of invigorating activities to book. But this is also a premier spot for romantic getaways too, as can be found in the graceful country restaurants and hotels offering serene dining backdrops. As for families, Penrith and its surrounding area are brimming with child-friendly attractions.

The range of hotels we offer at Penrith

  • Historic hotels
  • Country house hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Spa retreats

Penrith: What should we bring for a hotel stay?

  • Weather-proofed walking boots
  • Waterproof coats or jackets
  • Knitwear and base layers
  • Evening wear
  • Charging cables
  • OS maps for hikes

Your best hotel at Penrith: how to get there and make your booking

How to get to Penrith

Penrith is among the most convenient Cumbrian locations, offering easy access via rail and road. As such, it’s a gateway for many to reach the Lake District, with direct links by rail to Carlisle, London, Glasgow and Manchester, among other stops. Once you’re there, the town is very easy to traverse on foot, with the romantic Penrith Castle ruins just moments from the station. As for travelling on, you can reach Keswick and Ullswater easily by road, with links to other pretty towns like Ambleside and Windermere. To explore the Lake District or Eden Valley in detail, a car is recommended.

How to book your hotel in Penrith

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The opinion of the Voyage Privé travel expert on Penrith

Nestled just outside the Lake District in the tranquil Eden Valley, Penrith is a pretty market town of welcoming pubs and twee cafes. You can choose the best of two worlds here, from history and heritage in the atmospheric ruins of Penrith Castle, to retail therapy and an IMAX experience at Rheged. You’re also within quick travel distance to England’s most enthralling landscapes – a true treasure trove for walkers and solitude-seekers alike.

Penrith – your gateway to the Eden Valley

Sandwiched between the Lake District and the Pennines, the Eden Valley is an attractive area of pretty towns and countryside. You can explore this rich and cultured area which was once a centre for Celtic kings, and enjoy walks in prized valleys and hills. The Howgill Fells to the south are a true delight to visit and a favourite of writer Alfred Wainwright. Plenty of captivating sights and sounds are within easy reach of our favourite Penrith hotels.

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