Being in nature boosts our outlook. It lifts our spirits and helps us unwind. Our spas in the forest have their own unique character. Wherever you go you will be warmly welcomed and leave feeling radiant and revitalised.
Penrith Castle was begun at the end of the 14th century by Ralph Neville, who played a key role in defending this area against the Scots. It was later transformed into a luxurious residence by Richard, Duke of Gloucester (subsequently Richard III). Surviving to their full height, the castle walls stand in a public park.
In a picturesque setting beside the crossing of the River Eamont in Cumbria, Brougham Castle was founded in the early 13th century. This great keep largely survives, amid many later buildings - including the unusual double gatehouse and impressive 'Tower of League'. Both a formidable barrier against Scots invaders and a prestigious residence, the castle welcomed Edward I in 1300. A complex of passages and spiral stairways makes Brougham a fascinating castle to explore, as well as an ideal picnic setting for a family day out. The top of the keep provides panoramic views over the Eden Valley.
PENRITH we offer free fishing on our four and a half stretch of the riverEden
Coast to Coast the coast to coast cycle route goes through Langwathby where our sister Pub is located . we have secure cycle storage and en suite rooms here at the Black Swan
guided fly fishing and tuition/lessons for Trout and Grayling on the River Eden and it's tributaries, the Eamont and Lowther in Cumbria. Based in the beautiful English lakes district, we also cater for guided boat or bank fly fishing trips and lessons on Ullswater and Haweswater. Fly fishing for Rainbow trout on local stocked waters is also provided. These are personalised fly fishing experiences from a fully qualified professional fly fishing guide and instructor based in Cumbria. Anglers of all abilities are catered for: a day on one of our Eden rivers or Lake District waters will be tailored to suit your requirements. Fishing bookings, licences and loan of tackle can all be organised for the visiting angler.