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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...

Harrison House

Harrison House

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

A Winter Pom-Pom Trail

A Winter Pom-Pom Trail

Penrith

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

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.

Great Print Exhibition 2018

The Great Print Exhibition 2018

Penrith

Fri 11 Jan - Sun 3 Feb 2019

The Great Print Exhibition 2018 is the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK. With over 350 framed artworks on the wall by over 60 printmakers from up and down Britain, it’s an excellent chance to see and buy original art.

Welcome to Marwen

Welcome to Marwen

Penrith

Fri 18 - Mon 28 Jan 2019

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a town where he can heal and be heroic.

Conservation day

Conservation day

Penrith

Wed 23 Jan 2019

Eycott is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of wetlands, woodlands and hay meadows. Help us with practical tasks over the winter including drystone walling, bridge building and plug planting.

Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson: Printing out of Recycled Materials

Penrith

Sat 26 Jan 2019

A fun and explorative way to experiment with printmaking and shows how to print using what we already have without need for a printing press or special materials.

Hans Rey

Mountain Bike Evening with Hans Rey: Riding Life

Penrith

Sat 26 Jan 2019

Hans Rey, the former World Champion, pioneer of Freeride, Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and mountain bike adventurer, will take audiences on an inspiring journey through his 30 year career and show you some of the best trails and destinations

Wedding Fayre at North Lakes Hotel & Spa

Wedding Fayre

Penrith

Sun 27 Jan 2019

Includes 30 suppliers & catwalk show. Supplier demonstrations will be taking place throughout the hotel.

Queen of Spades

The Royal Opera Live: The Queen of Spades

Penrith

Sun 27 Jan 2019

The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered fivestar reviews in Amsterdam.

Parti Cut Lloi

Parti Cut Lloi Welsh Male Voice Choir

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Sun 27 Jan 2019

A concert given by Parti Cut Lloi Welsh Male Voice Choir

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Penrith

Tue 29 Jan 2019

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today.

La Traviata

The Royal Opera Live: La Traviata

Penrith

Wed 30 Jan 2019

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.

I'm Not Running

National Theatre Live: I'm Not Running

Penrith

Thu 31 Jan 2019

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

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.

Brit Rock 2018

Brit Rock Tour 2018 - hosted by Alistair Lee

Penrith

Fri 1 Feb 2019

The Brit Rock Film Tour has all the best new climbing films from the UK’s top adventure filmmakers, featuring some of the country’s most popular climbers.

Carmen

The Met Opera Live: Carmen

Penrith

Sat 2 Feb 2019

Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s dynamic production. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress, while Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an u

Messy Rheged

Big Top Party: Messy Rheged

Penrith

Sun 3 Feb 2019

With free activities for all the family including crafts, entertainers, animals, children’s activity workshops, dancing and live music; there’s sure to be something to inspire your inner greatest showman!

La Traviata

The Royal Opera Live: La Traviata

Penrith

Sun 3 Feb 2019

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas.

A Private War

A Private War Premiere with Q&A

Penrith

Mon 4 Feb 2019

A Private War preview screening with live Q & A broadcast

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Tue 5 Feb 2019

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

Young Picasso

Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso

Penrith

Tue 5 Feb 2019

Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements.

Conservation day

Conservation day

Penrith

Thu 7 Feb 2019

Eycott is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of wetlands, woodlands and hay meadows. Help us with practical tasks over the winter including drystone walling, bridge building and plug planting.

Wedding Venue Showcase

Wedding Venue Showcase

Penrith

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.

Cezanne

Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne with Q+A

Penrith

Sun 10 Feb 2019

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: CEZANNE INCLUDING INTRO AND Q & A WITH DIRECTOR PHIL GRABSKY

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