Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

PENRITH CASTLE


PENRITH CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

A pele tower that was built in 1397 and extended in the early 15th century. In 1547 much of the stone was removed but it was still in use during the Civil War. Now only part of the tower and the outer wall remain surrounded by the ditch.

English Heritage, open all year.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
On the edge of the town which is on the A6

 



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