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Eden Valley & The North Pennines

The Eden Valley is located on the tranquil eastern side of Cumbria. A landscape of undulating meadows and beautiful villages gives this area of Cumbria a unique charm and character. The area’s varied history has left a wealth of fascinating places to discover, from enchanting castles and historic homes to impressive Neolithic henges and stone circles.

The splendour of the rolling green Eden Valley stretches towards the rugged pennine hills, with an array of sparkling rivers, wondrous wildlife and grand stately homes along the way.

To the south west is Ullswater, where you can take a lake cruise to take in the surrounding soaring montains such as Helvellyn or simply enjoy a stroll along the lakeshore. This little known part of Cumbria is scattered with hidden gems and amazing market towns such as Penrith, Appleby and Kirkby Stephen. Better yet, soak in the charm of traditional villages like Askham and Langwathby.

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Eden Valley
Appleby in Westmorland
Appleby in Westmorland

Appleby-In-Westmorland

The ancient market town and royal borough of Appleby, in the heart of the Eden Valley, is the focal point for many outlying villages and hamlets.
Kirkby Stephen
Kirkby Stephen

Kirkby Stephen & Brough

A landscape rich in myths and legends, in prehistoric settlements and burial mounds, strategic Roman forts and defensive Norman castles.
Alston
Alston

Alston

Alston is the highest market town in England and sits at the junction of several Trans-Pennine routes. Surrounding the town is Alston Moor, a beautiful and diverse area known for its rare alpine flora and moorland birds.
Penrith
Penrith

Penrith & Surrounding Area

Located at an important intersection of routes between Scotland and England and a cross-Pennines road, the historic market town of Penrith has reaped the benefits of good transport links for centuries.

Middle Eden/Pennines End

Middle Eden/Pennines End

Just to the southeast of the Carlisle area, the Middle River Eden gorges lie at the heart of this glacial sculptured, dry stone walled, sandstone cottage, sleepy traditional Cumbrian Village landscape.

Flanked by The Lake District National Park to the West and The Pennines to the East this area of natural beauty and quiet country lanes is one of Cumbria's hidden Gems.

Simmerson Hill high above Castle Carrock and The Kings Forest marks a spectacular end to the Pennine Chain, with views eastwards towards Hexham and Newcastle, Northwards to Hadrian's Wall, Border Reiver (the Debatable Lands) and Scotland, and Westward to the Solway Firth, The Isle of Man and The Lake District.

Middle Eden/Pennines End
The Settle & Carlisle scenic railway runs through the area and stops at Armathwaite and Lazonby giving access to this diverse landscape.

The Tour of Britain cycle route and ancient Scottish cattle droving lanes and paths criss cross the area, while grouse fells, salmon & trout fishing, horse ridding and country pursuits can be enjoyed by visitors throughout Middle Eden.

Places to stay

Find your perfect place to stay in this beautiful part of Eden...

Harrison House

Harrison House

Beautifully converted 18th Century barn. Three double bedrooms, walled garden, stunning fell views, private terraces, access to sauna.

Whitrigg House

Whitrigg House

Cumbria Tourism B&B of the year 2016, Cumbria Tourism ‘Superior’ Award, Visit England 4 Star Gold & Breakfast award. A grade 2 listed property, beautifully decorated & furnished sits on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park.

Bank House garden

Bank House Bed and Breakfast

A beautiful period house with a large terraced garden giving fabulous views to the Lakeland fells. A special place to stay with a warm and friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a superb breakfast.

Larch Lodge Lounge

Barn Owl Cottage, Cedrus & Larch Lodge

Barn Cottage is 17thC barn conversion with great character with lots of exposed beams and stonework. Cedrus Lodge is a unique design eco-lodge. Both properties are set within the grounds of Upfront Gallery.

Oak Cottage Living Room

Tottergill Farm

The award winning Tottergill Farm is a range of exclusive holiday cottages set in the tranquil Cumbrian countryside. Offering cosy wood-burning stoves, relaxing hot-tubs and breath-taking views.Tottergill Farm is a dog-friendly property.

Kitchen, West Barn

Salutation Yard

Salutation Yard is a tranquil haven comprising of 3 beautifully converted farm buildings nestled in the Eden Valley village of Skelton. It is a 2 minute walk to an Inn serving food and a 10 minute drive to the Lake District National Park.

@EdenGate

EdenGate

@EdenGate is a family run Victorian guest house offering bed & breakfast accommodation situated ¼ mile from Penrith town centre. Within the 19th century exterior you will find quality cornicing and many more original features.

George and Dragon

George and Dragon

The George and Dragonis a beautifully restored 18thC coaching inn situated in a quiet village near Penrith. The restaurant and pub serves fresh, seasonal produce from the owners family estate as well as a range of excellent wines and ales.

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

Take a warm Cumbrian welcome, a team of people who love to look after you and fantastic facilities, a perfect combination at any time of the year. Public areas are spacious with log fires and deep, comfy sofas throughout.

The Lazonby Estate

Sampson's Cave

Superb 7 Bedroom 19th Century Sandstone house set on Private Rural Estate on the edge of the River Eden. Secluded, woodland setting and the perfect get away from it all retreat for friends and families. Sleeps 10.

Roundthorn Country House

Roundthorn Country House

The Roundthorn is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion is set in its own landscaped grounds and enjoys panoramic views of the Eden Valley, the Pennines and Lakeland Fells.

Swallow's Nest at Low Dyke Self Catering Cottages

Swallow's Nest

Visit England 4 Star Gold Award cottage just outside Penrith in the Eden Valley. Arranged "upside down" solid oak staircase leads to open-plan living area. Juliet balcony. Woodburning stove. Wi-Fi, towels and linen incl. Sleeps 4.

Superior King Bedroom

The Heather Glen Country House

Heather Glen Country House, Restaurant and Rooms is set high on a hillside in 3 acres of gardens with new bedrooms. The Restaurant has a Trip Advisor 5 stars.

Howscales

Howscales

4 superbly well-equipped, cosy, comfortable cottages, set around a central cobbled courtyard and surrounded by gardens, within tranquil countryside. Resident owners. Ideal base to explore Eden Valley, Lakes and Pennines. SB available.

What's On

Leeming House Wedding Fair 21st October

Big Wedding Fair

Penrith

Mon 1 - Sun 21 Oct 2018

Wedding Fair on the 21st of October with Suppliers, Champagne and canapes on arrival, Meet the team and see what we have to Offer.

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

Penrith

Fri 19 - Thu 25 Oct 2018

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life.

North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2018

North Pennines Stargazing Festival

Alston

Sat 20 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Now in its second year the festival is running between 20 Oct and 4 Nov 2018 - during Half Term. There are 30 events over the two weeks all designed to unlock the wonders of the night sky - across the whole of the North Pennines AONB.

Half-term cycle hire at Lowther Castle and Gardens

Half-Term Cycle Hire

Penrith

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

eBikes, Mountain Bikes and children’s bikes all available to hire throughout half-term from our Hire Centre, in the amphitheatre, adjacent to Lowther Courtyard. The eBikes in particular are great fun for even the most timid of cyclists.

Learn the art of paper cutting with Emma Boyes

Learn the art of paper cutting with Emma Boyes

Penrith

Sat 20 Oct 2018

You will be introduced to the tools and methods used to create papercut art and learn the fundamental techniques for creating your very own piece of papercut art under Emma’s expert guidance.

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Enjoy wonderful views as you learn about our fantastic upland nature reserve and the wildlife and geology that make it so special.

Saltwell Harriers enjoying the course

Heart of Eden Half Marathon

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Stunning views will greet you around this challenging but rewarding course.

The Royal Ballet Live: Mayerling

The Royal Ballet Live: Mayerling

Penrith

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer.

Hallowe'en Arts & Crafts Workshop

Hallowe’en Arts & Crafts Workshop

Penrith

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Led by the experienced and skilled educator Kelly, who will help young visitors create spooky Hallowe'en drop-day-of-the-dead arty masterpieces. All ages welcome. All materials provided. Parental supervision required

Jungle Book Pantomime with Gary Starr Pantomimes

Jungle Book Pantomime with Gary Starr Pantomimes

Penrith

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Gary Starr Productions proudly presents an all new action packed adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic “The Jungle Book.” Join King Louie as he invites you into his enchanted world of magic and wonder.

The Metropolitan Opera: Samson Et Dalila

The Metropolitan Opera: Samson Et Dalila

Penrith

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Blessed with immense physical strength, Hebrew leader Samson is sworn to defend his people and his faith from the Philistines. Though his body is strong, his heart is tender.

Dracula and Frankenstein: Live Theatre

Dracula and Frankenstein: Live Theatre

Penrith

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Are you brave enough to experience this truly terrifying stage adaptation of two classic stories, re-told live on stage in what has been described as “the most chilling horror play on any stage.”

Archery with Reach Beyond Adventure

Archery with Reach Beyond Adventure

Penrith

Tue 23 Oct 2018

The very enthusiastic Ullswater based Reach Beyond Adventure will return to Rheged to share some archery skills that every young explorer needs to know!

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Penrith

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Calling all witches and wizards! It’s time to carve your own pumpkin lantern with our artist, John Stokes. Tea lights, tools and pumpkin provided. Ages 4+

Rocket Workshop

Primary Rocket Workshop (Ages 5-10)

Alston

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Build and launch an air-powered stomp paper rocket – how far will it fly? All materials supplied. Suitable for ages 5-10 years. Advance booking essential.This event is at South Tynedale Railway.

Zoolab’s Jeepers Creatures Hallowe’en Show

Zoolab’s Jeepers Creatures Hallowe’en Show

Penrith

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Zoolab joins us for Hallowe’en with Wizard Rob on hand to do spells and make animals do surprising and unexpected things. A chance to get up close and hands on with Snakes, Snails and Spiders.

Rocket Workshop

Secondary Rocket Workshop (Ages 11-16)

Alston

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Build and launch an air-powered bottle rocket – how far will it fly? All materials supplied. Suitable for ages 11-16. This event is happening at the South Tynedale Railway in Alston. Advance booking is essential.

Alston Skywatch

Alston Skywatch

Alston

Tue 23 Oct 2018

We'll start with a short chat about the night sky. This is a ‘hands on’ event so you will learn how to move the telescopes around to discover things yourself. This event is at South Tyndall Railway in Alston. Advance booking only.

Spooktacular Slimey Science

Spooktacular Slimey Science

Penrith

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Have you ever seen a pumpkin vomit? Or made a witch melt? Or created your own slime? Come and join the Science Booth Spooktacular workshop.

Animal Encounters with Lakeland Llama Treks

Animal Encounters with Lakeland Llama Treks

Penrith

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Join Lakeland llama treks for hands on experience to meet their weird and wonderful animals. Parental supervision required. One adult to supervise at least one child.

Dark Side of the Moon – Planetarium Show

Dark Side of the Moon – Planetarium Show

Alston

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Experience Pink Floyd’s entire 'Dark Side of the Moon' album in the pop-up planetarium dome, with real-time visualisations. It lasts for 45 minutes, and takes place every hour, on the hour. Venue - Nenthead Village Hall. Advance booking.

Funny Girl - The Musical - 12A

Funny Girl - The Musical - 12A

Penrith

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times).

Stained Glass Panel Days with Jackie Hunt

Stained Glass Panel Making

Penrith

Thu 25 - Fri 26 Oct 2018

Jackie Hunt is an extremely accomplished tutor of Stained Glass, with a wealth of experience behind her. She has created some beautiful commissions across the country and we are delighted that she comes to Greystoke.

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Enjoy wonderful views as you learn about our fantastic upland nature reserve and the wildlife and geology that make it so special.

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