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St Andrew

According to architectural historian Nicholas Pevsner, this is ‘the stateliest church of its time in the county’, rebuilt in 1720 on an ancient site, St Andrew’s.

Penrith, Cumbria

Opening times

Open daily.


St Andrews Place
CA11 7XX

The splendid and spacious Georgian internal layout remains intact, with its galleries on three sides supported by two tiers of columns, and a richly decorated boxpanelled ceiling.

The large, vibrant stained glass east window is surrounded by colourful Victorian murals.

In the graveyard is the Giant's Thumb, a grave consisting of two tall Norse crosses between which lie four hogback stones, or gravemarkers. Legend has it that this is the grave of Owen Caesarius, King of Cumbria 920-937, or his son.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • National heritage here

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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