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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.

What's On

Slung

Slung

Penrith

Mon 19 Feb - Tue 31 Jul 2018

With a mild flavour of Dr Seuss, a hint of Haribos and a smidgen of the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland,...

Music Festival Weekend

Music Festival Weekend

Penrith

Fri 23 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

We are looking forward to hosting a special weekend of concerts in February 2018, which will bring together internationally acclaimed musicians from Germany and the UK in a rich programme of chamber music.

Human Flow

Human Flow

Penrith

Sun 25 Feb 2018

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II.

Gwendolen Martin

Gwendolen Martin & Toby Carr

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sun 25 Feb 2018

This Soprano and Lute Duo will perform works by John Dowland, Purcell and their contemporaries.

The Thing That Came From Over There

Highlights: The Thing That Came From Over There

Alston

Sun 25 Feb 2018

Inspired by the movies of the 1950’s, ‘The Thing That Came From Over There’ is a fast-paced rollicking ride, mixing paranoia, suspence and hilariously gruesome deaths.

Conservation day (work party)

Conservation day (work party)

Penrith

Tue 27 Feb 2018

Eycott Hill is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of wetlands, woodlands and hay-meadows. Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust with practical maintenance and restoration tasks over the winter including plug planting and bridge building.

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Tue 27 Feb 2018

Enjoy wonderful views as you learn about Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s fantastic upland nature reserve and the wildlife and geology that make it so special. Sturdy wellington boots recommended as the route is over wet and uneven ground.

Peter Rabbit: Mischief and Mayhem

Peter Rabbit: Mischief and Mayhem

Penrith

Wed 28 Feb - Sun 3 Jun 2018

Bunnies will be bouncing all over our Gallery, as Cumbria’s most famous literary character Peter Rabbit jumps right off the page in this interactive exhibition about Beatrix Potter’s first creation.

The Wind in the Willows

Highlights: The Wind in the Willows

Kirkby Stephen

Thu 1 Mar 2018

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

Point Of Echoes

Highlights: Point Of Echoes

Penrith

Fri 2 Mar 2018

The year is 1978, isolated from the mainland, Eric Valentine and Bernard Humphries have been stationed at Echo Point lighthouse, somewhere off the coast of England.

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)

National Theatre Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (15)

Penrith

Fri 2 Mar 2018

Directed by Benedict Andrews. Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017.

The Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Flames of Paris

The Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Flames of Paris

Penrith

Sun 4 Mar 2018

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way…

Andy Kirkpatrick – Psychovertical

Andy Kirkpatrick – Psychovertical

Penrith

Mon 5 Mar 2018

Andy Kirkpatrick – Psychovertical: A Higher Education. Presented by Speakers from the Edge

The Royal Opera House Live: Carmen

The Royal Opera House Live: Carmen

Penrith

Tue 6 Mar 2018

Bizet’s classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s intense production.

Hands on Strip and Build Bike Day

Strip and Build a Bike day (Hands On)

Penrith

Sat 10 Mar 2018

This bike maintenance day is for those who can already happily remove a back wheel and know how to mend a puncture/ change an inner tube.

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Semiramide (Rossini)

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Semiramide (Rossini)

Penrith

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Against the backdrop of the Hanging Gardens, Semiramide, Queen of Babylon, defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a worthy successor to her late husband.

This Evening: Today!

Highlights: This Evening: Today!

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Join the team of regional online radio show Mid East Midlands Digital Magic FM (Mid East Mid Mags) as they undertake their first on-the road live recording!

Hands on Strip and Build Bike Day

Strip and Build a Bike day (Hands On)

Penrith

Sun 11 Mar 2018

This bike maintenance day is for those who can already happily remove a back wheel and know how to mend a puncture/ change an inner tube.

The Royal Opera House Live: Carmen

The Royal Opera House Live: Carmen

Penrith

Sun 11 Mar 2018

Bizet’s classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s intense production.

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Wed 14 Mar 2018

Enjoy wonderful views as you learn about Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s fantastic upland nature reserve and the wildlife and geology that make it so special. Sturdy wellington boots recommended as the route is over wet and uneven ground.

Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show 2018

Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show 2018

Penrith

Fri 16 - Sun 18 Mar 2018

The Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show has quickly established itself as the finest Northern Home and Garden Show of the year, with stands from over 80 exhibitors.

Felt Slipper Workshop at Quirky Workshops

Funky Felt Slippers with Marieke Tomlin

Penrith

Fri 16 Mar 2018

Create your very own felt slippers with Marieke who will bring all the materials necessary for the day, comprising a fabulous choice of vibrant colours in various fleeces and silks.

May Contain Food, May Contain You

Highlights: May Contain Food, May Contain You

Penrith

Fri 16 Mar 2018

Join award winning Protein for a highly entertaining evening with friends and family.

Marmalade Awards entries on display

World's Original Marmalade Awards and Festival

Penrith

Sat 17 Mar 2018

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards and Festival will be returning on Saturday 17th March, so put the date in your diaries and get ready to go orange!

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