Albany House

Local Area


Penrith is ideally situated for visiting the northern Lake District. To the east lies the Eden Valley, stretching to the northern Pennines. The Eden Valley still remains relatively unspoilt with wonderful scenery, quaint villages and a number of tourist attractions. It also boasts the A686 Hartside Pass route which was voted one of the top ten picturesque routes in the world in 2001 with spectacular views of the Eden Valley and Lake District.

Penrith is 10 minutes drive away from England’s largest National Park – The Lake District National Park. It’s home to the highest peak and the deepest lake, with myriad walks and activities for you to enjoy.

Penrith itself is a market town, with local shops, supermarkets, cafe’s, restaurants and pubs. To find out more about our thriving town, please visit:

Albany House is located on the C2C Cycle route and is very popular as a stop on the route. We have indoor cycle storage for up to 8 cycles and drying facilities available. For more information on the C2C route, please visit:

From large, open air festivals to small, intimate classes, Cumbria has a wide range of events on all year round. Visit Cumbria is a great website for finding local events and it can be found here: