The Rheged Centre

The Rheged Centre

Overview

Designed to resemble a Lakeland hill, the grass-covered centre houses a cinema, play areas, pottery painting and regional shops that reflect the area, its craft people and producers.

Why's it called Rheged?  Rheged was the name of the ancient kingdom of Cumbria which stretched from Stranraer to Cheshire and over to the north east and was chosen to reflect the Centre’s vision of being a place rooted in Cumbria.  It is pronounced Reg ed.

Visit the Rheged website

What makes it special

  • Visit this unique arts and culture centre

Open every day of the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Free entry and free parking.

Box Office

Open 9am-8pm daily.

Hostels nearby

YHA Alston exterior

YHA Alston

Parking
Free wi-fi
Private rooms available
YHA Dufton Exterior

YHA Dufton

YHA Exclusive Hire
En suite rooms available
Garden / grounds
YHA Keswick External

YHA Keswick

Free wi-fi
Licensed bar
Private rooms available

The Rheged Centre

Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ

Map references

OS Map: 90

OS Grid Ref: NY497282

Lat/Lng: 54.647081, -2.780426

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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