Penrith – Heart of Cumbria
Known as ‘The Old Red Town’ because of the distinctive red sandstone that is characteristic of many of Penrith’s lovely old buildings. Penrith is a historic market town, having a rich heritage and is well worth visiting. The town has an interesting history and due to its position on the strategic route to & from Scotland it remains an important landmark. Continue reading →
There are many delicious sweet treats that are quintessentially Cumbrian. The world famous Kendal Mint Cake, sticky toffee pudding – Cartmel’s very own comfort food and of course the irresistibly crumbly, spicy Grasmere Gingerbread still made to an old but very secret recipe.
Chocolate is everyone’s favourite so visit the village of Orton where the Kennedy family’s small factory produces some of the finest quality hand-made chocolates available to buy at their onsite factory shop. With over 80 varieties to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. So bide your time, have lunch in the Conservatory Coffee House and take home your own special selection. How about ‘Passion Fruit & Galliano’, ‘Eton Mess’ or ‘Lime & Chilli’?