The historic market town of Penrith is the shopping, business and social centre of Eden District. With easy access to the beautiful Eden Valley, the Pennines and Lake District, we truly are at the heart of Cumbria. A great place for both business and leisure, our thriving community will provide a warm Cumbrian welcome come rain or shine.
Here are a few quick facts to give you a feel for our town and area:
- Penrith has a community of about 15,000 people.
- We’re the largest town in Eden District, which is the least densely populated local-authority area in England, home to around 53,000 people and growing.
- Penrith is the most ethnically diverse town in Eden, although ethnic minorities make up a very small overall percentage of our population and our largest ethnic group is Chinese.
- We’re entrepreneurial, with higher-than-average rates of self-employment and low levels of unemployment.