Penrith and the Eden Valley gearing up for Christmas

9th December 2015 • Under: News


It’s been a tough few days in Cumbria due to the flooding but CUMBRIA IS OPEN and we’ve got everything you need to make Christmas extra special.

And the bad weather didn’t halt the Penrith Winter Droving festival earlier this month which marked the start of a full packed festive event line up in Penrith. There were stalls, plenty of tasty local food, street entertainment, a fabulous torch procession, music and of course, hundreds of people enjoying themselves.

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It is now full steam ahead to the Penrith Winter Festival on right now until December 24th. Here are some dates for your diary:

Two 3 day Christmas Market Weekends – Starting Friday 11th December and Friday 18th December
Wooden chalets will fill St Andrew’s churchyard with crafts, gifts and decorations for some enjoyable last minute shopping. Peruse the stalls with a warming glass of mulled wine and soak up the festive atmosphere. Visitors may even see Santa if they’re lucky!

There’s Christmas Jumper Day on December 19th where everyone is encouraged to wear festive knitwear, all the shops and businesses will be doing so to raise money for the festival. Visit for more information.

After all that shopping, come to the Roundthorn Country House Hotel for a festive afternoon tea in front of the fire. At just £14.75 per person it’s the perfect way to start celebrating Christmas full of sweet and savoury delights, a choice of spiced hot chocolate or maybe something a little stronger in the form of a festive cocktail or glass of mulled wine! Visit for more details or call and book on 01768 863952.