Councils in Penrith
Have you discovered Eden?
You will find Eden in a tranquil corner of Cumbria - one of England’s most beautiful counties and a lovely destination for a holiday at any time of year. The clean air and dramatic landscapes will refresh, inspire and rejuvenate anyone who visits.
Eden is a district of undulating meadows, beautiful villages and historic market towns, surrounded by awe-inspiring uplands - the North Pennines to the east, the Lakeland Mountains to the west and to the south, the Howgill Fells and Mallerstang, an isolated corner of Old Westmorland where the majestic River Eden has its source.
Eden's charm lies in its illusion of remoteness. Although so easily accessible from the M6 motorway, A66 and major rail routes, half a million acres of some of the most breathtaking landscapes in England lie in this little known stretch of Cumbria.
The district's varied history, stretching back thousands of years, has left a wealth of fascinating places to discover - magical neolithic henges, a 'Giant's Grave', a ruined abbey, enchanting castles, historic homes and industrial heritage sites.
There is a wide range of accommodation available, whatever your style or budget. From camping and caravan sites, bunk houses for walkers and cyclists, ancient inns, cosy cottages, unique ‘B & B’s’ and country house hotels to internationally renowned hotels.
For foodies, there is a wealth of delicious local fare on offer in the many restaurants, pubs and café’s around the district. Spoil yourself with produce from the traditional shops and farmers markets.
Eden offers a wide range of leisure pursuits for visitors of all ages and interests. Walking and cycling, outdoor activity centres, open farms, leisure and wildlife parks will appeal to families. More leisurely pastimes include investigating the rich history of the area through the many castles, historic homes and museums, visiting open gardens, or simply enjoying the landscape and serenity of the area.
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