Penrith, Cumbria

Penrith (/pɛnˈrɪθ/ PEN-rith) is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England, less than 3 miles (5 km) outside the Lake District National Park. It had a population of 15,181 at the 2011 Census.[1] Historically in Cumberland, Penrith's local authority is currently Eden District Council, which is based in the town, as were the defunct Penrith Urban and Rural District councils. From 1974 to 2015, it was an unparished area with no local council, but a civil parish was reintroduced as Penrith Town Council and first elected on 7 May 2015.

Penrith Castle in 1772.[3]

Penrith

The Market Square

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Penrith
Location in Eden, Cumbria
Penrith
Location within Cumbria
Population15,181 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceNY515305
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPENRITH
Postcode districtCA10, CA11
Dialling code01768
PoliceCumbria
FireCumbria
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Cumbria
54.6648°N 2.7548°W / 54.6648; -2.7548