Towns & Villages

//Towns & Villages


Armathwaite Cumbria Armathwaite Cumbria is a pleasant Cumbrian village with the The River Eden flowing through it, and renowned for its salmon fishing and superb walks along the river. It contains Armathwaite Castle (below), a four story pele tower in a glorious position by the River Eden, adapted into a country house in 1752 by William Sanderson. There used to be a working woollen mill in the village until recently. The Eden Gorge, between Lazonby and Armathwaite, is one of Cumbria’s best kept secrets, but is now inaccessible to the public. The Village has two [...]


Another quaint little village close to Staffield Hall is Lazonby. The village is lucky in terms of its amenities, having one church, one chapel, two pubs (The Midland Hotel, and the Joiner's Arms), a primary school, retained fire station, a co-operative supermarket and post office, livestock auction mart, swimming pool and campsite , railway station (part of the Settle-Carlisle line) and the Bells of Lazonby bakery complex. There is also an independent wooden toy shop, Croglin toys & Designs ( which is located in the old school (approx. 18th century), [...]


The village, civil parish and former market town of Kirkoswald lies in the Lower Eden Valley of Cumbria, formerly Cumberland, about 9 miles (14 km) from Penrith. The village is usually referred to locally as KO. St Oswald's Church, Kirkoswald, looking south west The village's name means Church of St Oswald and the parish church is dedicated to Saint Oswald, King of Northumbria. The body of Oswald is believed to have been taken through the village. The church lies on the southern edge of the village overlooking the River Eden close [...]

Holiday Cottages Penrith

Holiday Cottages Penrith Penrith was once the capital of Cumbria.  The attractive town is the hub of the Eden Valley.  It is now an important shopping centre. It has a good mix of traditional shops and sophisticated arcades. Leading off Penrith’s main streets are many old yard entrances. You will find interesting inscriptions on the lintels. Enjoy a holiday exploring this town in Holiday Cottages Penrith. Now Penrith is a medium sizedtown acting as a regional center for the eastern Lake District. Penrith lies just outside the Lake District National [...]