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Is a good market town with 6059 inhabitants. It is a considerable thoroughfare, being situated at the junction of the Yorkshire and Lancashire roads to Carlisle and Glasgow. The principal inns are the Crown and the George. From Penrith to Alston Moor is 20 miles, to Appleby 14, to Carlisle 18, to Kendal by Shap 27, to Keswick 18.
Ullswater may be visited from Penrith, going either by Eamont Bridge and Tirrel, or by Dalemain, to the Inn at Pooley Bridge; with carriages the former road is generally preferred.
  Pooley Bridge
  Ullswater by boat

POOLEY BRIDGE is a desirable station for the lovers of angling; or to take a boat for viewing the scenery of Ullswater. During the first part of the voyage the banks of the lake are cultivated, and adorned with several handsome villas; the mountains, right and left, are humble; but in front there is a full view of the 'mighty Helvellyn.' On the second reach of the lake the mountains on the left make a nearer approach, and the shore on the right becomes more wooded. The boat may be landed at Lyulph's Tower for the view of Airey Force; from whence the third division, or head of the lake, is surrounded by the lofty and romantic mountains of Patterdale. Or the carriage may be driven along the side of the lake, by Watermillock, and through Gowbarrow Parks, by Lyulph's Tower to the inn at Patterdale, 15 miles.
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