Castle Park, Penrith:

Why we love this park?

Castle Park is located in Penrith, postcode: CA11 7EF. This traditional park is easy to access for all – it is walking distance from the town centre and there are also many bus routes close by. The park can be accessed from Ullswater Road, Castle Drive and Castle Terrace. The park itself is pram and wheelchair accessible and disabled visitors can access the park area from the Ullswater Road entrance.

We love this park for the incredible facilities on offer. Castle Park provides bowling facilities, crazy golf, tennis courts and toilets.  There is also a fantastic children’s play area and refreshments are available from the cafe during the summer months.

Park opening times: March-September 7.30am to 9pm or dusk. October – March 7.30am to 4.30pm or dusk.

For more details please head to the bottom of this page and view our Strava map where you can find a few possible routes to enjoy.

The Route:

There are many routes that you are able to walk whilst visiting Castle Park. On this occasion we parked at Penrith train station car park, just off Ullswater Road, and walked the very short distance to the park.

Route 1: this 0.4 mile walk is pram accessible and a lovely walk for those with little legs. The route walks around the bandstand passing crazy golf and the children’s play area.

Route 2: A 0.6 mile walk around the perimeter of the park taking in the beautiful scenery. There are a few steps to navigate at the beginning of this walk making access difficult for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Full access is available at the main entrance to the park on Ullswater Road. You are able to enjoy the delights of Penrith Castle during this stroll through the park. The castle offers a fantastic opportunity for little ones to use their imagination, explore some local history and learn a few interesting facts along the way!

Castle Park is a wonderful green space for families of all ages. Whether you fancy a round of crazy golf, a climb on the park, a quick game of tennis or an explore of the castle ruins, this park really does have fun for the whole family to enjoy!

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