Interactive Penrith Town Trail
Centred around Sir George and Lady Musgrave’s ‘Monument Clock’, the1861 architectural tribute which commemorates the life of their son Philip, this gentle centre-of-town stroll records much of the town’s retail and trading history.
Before attempting the pathway to the 937 ft. summit of a once real beacon of light (and from where the all-round panoramic views are magnificent), this fascinating adventure includes a WWI anti-hero, the resting place of 2260 local people who died in the 16th-Century Plague, a Gunsmith, and the daughter of an Earl.
Uncover the growth of Penrith’s economic prosperity on a walk that traces the town’s commercial backbone – its traders – and the bustling colourful street-markets from which they sold their wares.
A gentle amble through history to discover some of the town’s preserved religious and architectural heritage.
An intriguing journey through wars, a fortress, an ancient street-market, the Industrial Revolution, and some very old ale houses and coaching inns in which trading was once a very important part of the town’s colourful daily life.
As well as the imposing Town Hall (the original site of Wordsworth House), this gentle stroll includes five churches, a stylish Victorian housing development of about 1850, and a peaceful commemorative Coronation garden setting since 1937.
A trail based upon William Wordsworth (1770-1850) in his formative years in Penrith – and an opportunity to visit the places that link the poet to several well-known sites and locations in the town.