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The Ginney is just 5 minutes from the market town of Penrith.


The Lake District National Park and Ullswater are just a 10 minute drive away.


Keswick, Carlisle, Kendal & the Yorkshire Dales National Park are all accessible within 30 minutes.


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Penrith is a market town with a long and varied history, gateway to the Lake District and stands in the Eden valley a rural area with pretty villages to the north-east of Ullswater.


The town has excellent transport connections being close to the M6 and the A66 cross Pennine route is today an important shopping centre for the surrounding area.

In the ninth and tenth centuries Penrith was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Cumbria.


The origins of the town's name are uncertain and controversy surrounds the issue, but it is thought to derive from either the Celtic words 'penn' and 'rid' meaning 'hill ford' or 'Pen Rith' which means 'red town'.

Eating out near The Ginney

With Penrith and The Lake District close by a great choice of dining is available to suit all requirements from Country Pub/Restaurants to Rosette and Michelin star well as a choice of English, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indian and Mexican restaurants in nearby Penrith.

We can also recommend many more Local Pubs/Restaurants & Tea rooms.


Dog & Gun, Skelton (Award winning)

Boot & Shoe, Greystoke

Clickham Inn, The Pot Place,

Upfront Gallery & Coffee Shop.
Sun Inn, Newton Reigny

Rose & Crown, Low Hesket
George & Dragon, Clifton



Cycling, Walking, Fishing,
Climbing, Coast to Coast

The Ginney is conveniently located for an overnight stay whilst Cycling the Coast 2 Coast (C2C), with secure cycle storage available.

For walkers and climbers, the Lake District fells are less than 10 minutes away.

Local Visitor Attractions

Tel: 01768 868000

Dalemain Country House
Tel: 017684 86450

Ullswater Steamers
Tel: 017684 82229

Rookin House Activity Centre
Tel: 017684 83561

World of Beatrix Potter
Tel: 015394 88444


Theatre by the Lake
Tel: 017687 74411


Upfront Gallery
Tel: 017684 84538


Tel: 017684 84449

Penrith Golf Centre

Gingerbread Shop, Grasmere

Whinlatter Outdoor Centre

Eden Valley

The Pot Place, Plumpton

Shopping in Penrith & Carlisle

Adventure Cycling

Penrith Golf Club

Penrith Alhambra Cinema

Dove Cottage, Grassmere

Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

A Walkers Paradise

Hadrian's Wall

Penrith Leisure Centre & Pools

The Alpaca Centre

Kendal Calling

Lowther Castle & Estates

Cycling Routes & C2C

Tullie House, Carlisle

The Lake District



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