Penrith was once the capital of Cumbria. With its central position between the Lake District and the North Pennines, it is easy to see why. Today it is very accessible by road, M6, A6 and A66, and rail. Penrith is a bustling market town, renowned for its wealth of specialist shops offering an interesting choice of goods and fine foods. Sandstone buildings hide intriguing lanes, yards and alleyways, leading to attractive cottages, gardens and curious little shops. There is a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, local and international restaurants and good evening entertainment. The Penrith Tourist Information Centre and adjoining Penrith and Eden Museum is the ideal starting point for exploring the town. In the museum discover the geology, archaeology and history of Penrith. The Millennium Trails uncover and explain fascinating facts about the architecture, history and characters of the town. Not far from Penrith are Brougham Castle, Mayburgh Henge and King Arthur's Round Table. Legend has it that the stone circle 'Long Meg and her daughters', close to the village of Little Salkeld is made of the daughters' lovers turned to stone.