Self-guided walking trail around Penrith
The Explore Penrith trail helps you discover the centre of Penrith.
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Walk map at Penrith Middlegate
  1. Burrowgate, originally Burghgate is, along with Sandgate, one of the oldest streets in Penrith. Burrowgate Cross, the original market cross once stood in the middle of the triangular area of Burrowgate. It was the site of the horse market in earlier times. The Penrith Co-operative Society was formed in 1890.
  2. The ‘Last Orders’ public house is in an early Georgian building. Turn right into Middlegate.
    Last Orders Pub, Penrith
    Last Orders Pub
  3. Middlegate was formerly known as ‘The Long Front’.
  4. Burton’s shop incorporates Art Deco features. Before rebuilding, Middlegate was much narrower at this point.
Walk map at Penrith Middlegate
  1. Proceed back along Middlegate passing Queen Street on your right. This used to be the main road north to Scotland because Middlegate was then a cul-de-sac, ending at Robinson’s School. Thacka Beck (stream) was still open and the most northerly of the town’s bridges - Fallowfield Bridge – was here, just opposite the end of Brook Street (Beck Street).
    View down Queen Street, Penrith
    View down Queen Street
  2. The Lonsdale Alhambra Cinema was built in 1910 on the site of a former brewery. It was originally a public assembly hall with many uses – concert hall, roller skating and cinema. This brings us to the end of the tour. We hope you enjoyed this insight into the heritage of Penrith.
    Penrith Lonsdale Alhambra - upper floors
    Lonsdale Alhambra - upper floors