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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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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.

APPLEBY-IN-WESTMORLAND

Commonly known as Appleby, this market town is most notorious for its rather famous annual horse fair.

 

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...

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.

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.

Blencowe Hall

Blencowe Hall

A14th century fortified tower renovated for modern living. Blencowe Hall and the three cottages within its grounds offer 5* luxury holiday let accommodation for guest parties ranging in size from 6 to 44 guests. Families and pets welcome.

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.

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.

Harrison House

Harrison House

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

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.

Udford House

Edenhall Estate

Join us at Edenhall Estate, a world of tranquillity and adventure right between The Lake District National Park and the drama of the Pennine Fells.

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.

Bank House garden

Bank House Bed and Breakfast

3 nights for the price of 2 - Bank House, 4 nights for the price of 3 - Bank House

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.

What's On

A Winter Pom-Pom Trail

A Winter Pom-Pom Trail

Penrith (10 miles, 16 km)

Tue 11 Dec 2018 - Wed 13 Feb 2019

This winter’s trail around the gardens features a gingerbread girl by the name of Tammy O’Shanter and her quest to find the perfect bobble or pom-pom for her woolly hat.

Turner at Lowther

Turner at Lowther

Penrith (10 miles, 16 km)

Tue 11 Dec 2018 - Sun 31 Mar 2019

A wonderful opportunity to view Turner’s painting of Lowther Castle which he did in 1809 while visiting the Lake District.

Parti Cut Lloi

Parti Cut Lloi Welsh Male Voice Choir

Appleby-in-Westmorland (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 27 Jan 2019

A concert given by Parti Cut Lloi Welsh Male Voice Choir

Wedding Venue Showcase

Wedding Venue Showcase

Penrith (11 miles, 17 km)

Sun 10 Feb 2019

Have a look around our charming venue, we will welcome you with a glass of fizz and Prosecco bar - limited to the first 50 guests.

Music Festival Weekend

Music Festival Weekend

Penrith (11 miles, 17 km)

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

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.

Garden Tour - Snowdrops

Garden Tour - Snowdrops

Penrith (10 miles, 16 km)

Thu 28 Feb 2019

The snowdrop is a favourite in the garden – first harbinger of the end of winter.

Delta Piano Trio

Delta Piano Trio

Appleby-in-Westmorland (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 10 Mar 2019

A concert by the Delta Piano Trio.

Garden Tour - Daffodils

Garden Tour - Daffodils

Penrith (10 miles, 16 km)

Thu 21 Mar 2019

The host of golden daffodils that Wordsworth fondly celebrated is the subject of March’s garden tour with Martin Ogle.

Chavasse Piano Trio

Chavasse Piano Trio

Appleby-in-Westmorland (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 7 Apr 2019

A concert by Chavasse Piano Trio

Garden Tour - Spring Bulbs

Garden Tour - Spring Bulbs

Penrith (10 miles, 16 km)

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Bulbs abound at Lowther, particularly in the Garden in the Ruins, one of Dan Pearson’s most notable designs for us.

Garden Tour - Spring Flowers

Garden Tour - Spring Flowers

Penrith (10 miles, 16 km)

Thu 23 May 2019

Among the many plant highlights in the garden are the Mecanopsis Lingholm.

Yoga on the Lawn

Yoga on the Lawn

Penrith (9 miles, 14 km)

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Back by popular demand! Yoga on the Lawn at Larch Cottage Nurseries!

Garden Tour - Summer Flowers

Garden Tour - Summer Flowers

Penrith (10 miles, 16 km)

Thu 18 Jul 2019

July is when the Parterre Tapestry Garden comes into its own.

Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling

Penrith (10 miles, 16 km)

Thu 25 - Sun 28 Jul 2019

See you in the fields for Kendal Calling 2019… the multi award-winning independent festival of music, arts, food & drink has announced the dates for 2019.

Larch Cottage Nurseries

Supporting The Red Cross

Penrith (9 miles, 14 km)

Thu 25 Jul 2019

Take advantage of the wonderful summer weather and help to raise funds for The British Red Cross and our vital work in the UK at the same time!

Yoga on the Lawn

Yoga on the Lawn

Penrith (9 miles, 14 km)

Sun 28 Jul 2019

Back by popular demand! Yoga on the Lawn at Larch Cottage Nurseries!

Lowther Castle

The Lowther Show

Penrith (10 miles, 16 km)

Sat 10 - Sun 11 Aug 2019

We are very excited to welcome back the Lowther Show to the Lowther Estate on the 10th and 11th August 2019, bringing to the local community a fantastic showcase of country life.

Garden Tour - Orchard Planning & Planting

Garden Tour - Orchard Planning & Planting

Penrith (10 miles, 16 km)

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Nobody knows the orchard at Lowther like Martin Ogle – for in 2013, in conjunction with the South Lakes Orchard Group and the North Cumbria Orchard Group, Martin helped to plant the first orchard here for at least 100 years.

Garden Tour - Early Autumn Colour

Garden Tour - Early Autumn Colour

Penrith (10 miles, 16 km)

Thu 17 Oct 2019

The autumn colours at Lowther in October are often spectacular.

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