The Market town of Penrith is located on the River Eamont in the Cumbrian countryside. About 12 lies to the east is the foot of the Penine Hills, offering a verifiable wealth of wilderness for walking and nature exploration. Just three miles to the west is the boundary of the Lake District National Park, and a few miles further on is Ullswater, one of the larger lakes. The town centre offers a range of attractions, with a selection of shops and restaurants suitable for everyone. The ruins of the 14th Century Penrith Castle can be found in the centre, once the luxurious residence of Richard III. Sitting to the south east on the river bank, is Brougham Castle, the formidable stronghold has fallen into ruin, but the keep still stands today. The town offers two golfing options, Penrith Golf Club, and Penrith Golf Centre and Driving Range. Nearby the Rhaged Centre offers a range of attractions, with many options for children’s play and entertainment, café’s and a cinema and exhibition centre.