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Penrith has been listed with Florence and Iceland as one of the top ten easy getaways this summer. The Lonely Planet hailed the town as their choice for “life in the slow lane” in theiAugust edition of the magazine.
Ian Stephens, managing director of Cumbria Tourism, said it was a great achievement for Penrith to be recognised. “It comes as no surprise that the Eden Valley has named Penrith as one of the top ten easy getaways for this summer. The area has great transport links with the M6 and West Coast Main Line passing Penrith. There is lots for visitors to do and to see in the Eden Valley.
“The Eden Valley is a real Cumbrian Gem and will have wide appeal for families, groups and couples,"he said.
The travel magazine said visitors to the town should enjoy a picnic by the River Eden or a trip to Long Meg stone circle.