Castle Park takes its name from Penrith Castle, a prominent feature of the park which was built as an addition to the original pele tower over a 70 year period from 1399 and became a Royal fortress for Richard, Duke of Gloucester. English Heritage maintain Penrith castle and moat area, visit the website for more on the history of Penrith Castle.
The other prominent features are the War Memorial Gateway, at the main entrance opposite Penrith Railway Station, which was opened in 1923 and the Black Angel Memorial to those who lost their lives in the Boer War which was moved to the park from Corney Square in Penrith in 1964 because of concerns that it was being damaged by traffic pollution. The park is attractively laid out with rose gardens, flower beds, mature trees and grass areas, ideal for a stroll or a picnic.
The facilities in the park include a children's play area, putting and crazy golf, tennis courts, bowling green, toilets, café and a bandstand.
Facilities and Charges
Tennis: Adult £2.40 and Juniors £1.30 per hour
Putting: Adult £1.20 and Juniors £1.00 per hour
Obstacle Golf: Adult £1.60 and Juniors £1.30 per hour
Bowls: £2.20 per person
Please note: all fees are per person
Open from 31 March to October.
Daily Opening Times
31 March - September: 7.30am - 9pm or dusk
October - 30 March: 7.30am - 4.30pm or dusk
There are pedestrian entrances from Ullswater Road, Castle Drive and Castle Terrace and vehicular access, for disabled visitors only, via the main entrance opposite Penrith Railway Station.
Parking is available on Ullswater Road outside the park for details of other place to park in Penrith see car and vehicle parking.
Trains, buses and taxis are available at Penrith Railway Station opposite the War Memorial Gateway for more details see public transport.
During the summer months the park kiosk is open for hot and cold food and drinks and ice creams.
For further information:
Contact: Contracts Team
Telephone: 01768 212360
Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA4 0PP