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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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Harrison House

Harrison House

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

High Winder Holiday Cottages

High Winder Holiday Cottages

High Winder Holiday Cottages are situated in a secluded location with direct access to the fells. Close by are the attractions of Ullswater and the Eden Valley. Lots of wildlife including a resident family of red squirrels.

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.

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.

What's On

Turner at Lowther

Turner at Lowther

Penrith

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.

How to Train your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World

Penrith

Fri 1 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go.

Comics

Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art

Penrith

Fri 15 Feb - Mon 22 Apr 2019

‘Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art’ from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, explores how comic books are created by giving visitors the opportunity to explore each step in the creative process.

Comics: Explore and create Comic Art

Comics: Explore and create Comic Art

Penrith

Fri 15 Feb - Mon 22 Apr 2019

‘Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art’ from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, explores how comic books are created by giving visitors the opportunity to explore each step in the creative process.

Music Festival Weekend

Music Festival Weekend

Penrith

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.

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (U)

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (U)

Penrith

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, The LEGO® Movie 2, reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.

The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant Family Theatre

Penrith

Fri 22 Feb 2019

THE SELFISH GIANT FROM TESSA BIDE AND SOAP SOUP PRODUCTIONS

Boy Erased

Boy Erased

Penrith

Fri 22 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Boy Erased tells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19.

Green Book

Green Book

Penrith

Fri 22 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Green Book tells the heart-warming true story of Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a working-class Italian-American bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist.

A Dog's Way Home

A Dog's Way Home

Penrith

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heart-warming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (U)

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (U)

Penrith

Sun 24 Feb 2019

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, The LEGO® Movie 2, reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.

Don Quixote

The Royal Ballet Live: Don Quixote

Penrith

Sun 24 Feb 2019

Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza.

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (U)

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (U)

Penrith

Mon 25 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, The LEGO® Movie 2, reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.

Orton Moss volunteers

Conservation Day

Penrith

Wed 27 Feb 2019

Come and help us make a difference to this important nature reserve. We'll be carrying out tree felling and scrub clearance to restore woodlands and grasslands.

Garden Tour - Snowdrops

Garden Tour - Snowdrops

Penrith

Thu 28 Feb 2019

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

Introduction to lichens

Introduction to lichens

Penrith

Thu 28 Feb 2019

This workshop with April Windle will blend indoor and outdoor sessions, providing a general introduction to lichens as a group.

Needlefelt a Hare with Annis McGowan

Needle Felt a Hare with Annis Mcgowan

Penrith

Fri 1 Mar 2019

Carefully needle felt a soft blended wool mix into a soft and unique hare. With Annis McGowan.

KFF: The Patron’s Legacy Project

KFF: The Patron’s Legacy Project

Penrith

Fri 1 Mar 2019

An exciting mix of short films, performance and exhibitions, created by local students.

KFF: Sparrowhawk

KFF: Sparrowhawk

Penrith

Fri 1 Mar 2019

Back in 2015, Mike Tweddle brought his first feature film Damaged Goods to Keswick Film Club.

KFF: Citizenfour

KFF: Citizenfour

Penrith

Sat 2 Mar 2019

Keswick Peace and Human Rights Group Screening.

KFF: Down To Earth

KFF: Down To Earth

Penrith

Sat 2 Mar 2019

Every year, we at KFF try to make best use of the giant screen at Rheged.

KFF: Sorry To Bother You

KFF: Sorry To Bother You

Penrith

Sat 2 Mar 2019

In an alternate version of present-day California, mild-mannered call centre operator Cassius Green whizzes up the corporate ladder after he discovers his unique ability to adopt a 'white voice'.

KFF: Faces Places

KFF: Faces Places

Penrith

Sat 2 Mar 2019

Agnes Varda, one of the leading lights of France's honored French New Wave cinema era, and professional photographer and muralist, J.R., partake on a special art project.

KFF: A Long Hot Summer in Palestine

KFF: A Long Hot Summer in Palestine

Penrith

Sun 3 Mar 2019

.Keswick Peace and Human Rights Group screening followed by a Q&A with Norma Marcos.

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