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You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.



1 Market Square, Penrith CA11 7SN, UK – 0345 740 4404

Well placed in the centre of the town with helpful staff and fast service

The bank is fine, with helpful staff, but unless you want to waste time listening to terrible music, don't bother ringing.

Barclays Bank

Market Square, Penrith CA11 7SN, UK – 0345 734 5345

I called in at the Penrith Barclays during my holiday to transfer some monies. The service and reception was absolutely first class, so good, so helpful, so re-assuring. I am very thankful I bank with Barclays. Thank you Barclays Penrith

Quick-witted employees and a child friendly environment.

Lloyds Bank

5-6 King St, Penrith CA11 7AP, UK – 0345 300 0000

Building Societies

Penrith Building Society

7 King St, Penrith CA11 7AR, UK – 01768 863675

A proper traditional building society with friendly helpful staff and great rates!

Great manager and offers award winning mortgages

Cumberland Building Society

15 Middlegate, Penrith CA11 7PG, UK – 01768 865131

Newcastle Building Society

12 Market Square, Penrith CA11 7BX, UK – 01768 862888

Local Chambers of Commerce for CA11. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!

We could not find any Councils around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for CA11. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the Catterlen area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Catterlen and CA11 with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

Stricklandgate Dental Practice

32a Stricklandgate, Penrith CA11 7NH, UK – 01768 865744

Havent had treatment at clinic yet, but i know the staff are a very friendly ,caring and very professional team.

I needed to have some teeth removed and was given various options, all fully explained, as to what could be done. In the end, I opted for a combination of implants and clip-in denture. I was very apprehensive about having implants but need not have been, as the staff were very good and put me at ease. The fact that I was ill part way through my treatment and had to change appointments was not a problem and they made new appointments for when I was able to continue treatment. They did an excellent job and I am very pleased with the results.

Ghyllmount Dental

Unit 4/Hobson Court/Gillan Way/Penrith 40 Business Pk, Penrith CA11 9GQ, UK – 01768 862291

Ruben is an excellent dentist. He was very kind and reassuring throughout my treatment. he gave me the confidence to smile again. Many thanks Margaret

So far I have only had a consultation for an implant, but this is a nice modern building, parking was no problem when I went, with plenty of spaces to park. Reception was genuinely friendly. I was particularly impress with the free toothbrushes in the toilet area, if you have not come from home it is nice to know you can freshen your teeth before being seen. The waiting area was bright and roomy yet with a nice ambience. The Dentist was also friendly and unrushed and explained everything very clearly. I’ve yet to received my quotation ( I only went yesterday) I am hoping it will be competitive as this would be where I would be very comfortable to have treatment.

Gloucester Yard Dental Centre

10 Great Dockray, Penrith CA11 7DE, UK – 01768 895068

I had dental treatment at this practice in Feb/ March 2014,one tooth extraction and a top and bottom set of dentures,in all 4 visits,the whole process was without pain and the dentures are a perfect fit,i am very happy with the result. Alll the staff at the practice were very friendly and well mannered especially the dentist Mr. Florin Razvan Opera,its a well run practice and i can highly recommend them Tom Robinson

The Lakes Medical Practice

Bridge La, Penrith CA11 8HW, UK – 01768 214345

The service I received on every occasion I have had to see a doctor has been second to none. Today was totally exceptional. Thanks to the team at Lakes medical centre Penrith.

Once again thanks for the wonderful service offered and carried out by the team at the Lakes Practice. Particularly to Dr Sam Solomon for his rapid and expert assessment of me whilst undergoing a cardiac trauma last Friday afternoon ( 22/6/18 ). I can`t thank him enough. Andrew Fraser

Dr V L Purdy - Birbeck Medical Group

Penrith Health Centre, Penrith CA11 8HW, UK – 01768 214620

Eden Valley Chiropody & Podiatry

12 Devonshire St, Penrith CA11 7SX, UK – 01768 867731

NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

Penrith Hospital

Bridge La, Penrith CA11 8HX, UK – 01768 245555

took our daughter following a fall while on our holiday, staff were fantastic and couldn`t do enough to put her at ease. triage carried out, xrays, assessment, splint fitted and final advice/review before letting us leave. Superb start to finish, thank you to all involved.

superb service. fell on the hillside and they looked after me, stitches, brilliant.

Community N H S Mental Health

Tynefield House, Bridge Ln, Penrith CA11 8HX, UK – 01768 245351

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for CA11.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for CA11
This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

Saint Catherine's Catholic Church

32 Stricklandgate, Penrith CA11 7NH, UK

Beautiful Catholic Church with polish accent ( Icon of Holy Mother from Częstochowa). Stunning. I am impressed

Excellent venue, restricted parking

Penrith Methodist Church

10 Wordsworth St, Penrith CA11 7QW, UK – 01768 862787

Good contemporary facilities and rooms, with a lively and community-engaged congregation.

Friendly welcome. Visited the 10:45am and great for families and children. Childrens programme and activities.

St. Andrew's Church, Penrith, Cumbria

St Andrews Place Rowan House, Penrith CA11 7XZ, UK – 01768 862867

Lovely staff

Good Outdoor area to look around and good place for a Picnic.

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around Catterlen. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres


Newbiggin, Penrith CA11 0JB, UK – 017684 80691

Lovely staff. well organised and trailer friendly, no steps to carry stuff up. Best tip I've been to

Good place for your recycling. Mostly the guys there are very helpful and tell you where to put stuff and even help you carry it from your car.

British Heart Foundation

53 King St, Penrith CA11 7AX, UK – 01768 890253

Well stocked charity shop

Cancer Research UK

10 Angel Ln, Penrith CA11 7BP, UK – 01768 890495

I have worked here since I was 14 and I can always find a bargin

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
You may prefer to go through to our Eating Out page which has a complete range of places you can go from the most economical to the most lavish.  Please CLICK HERE!

You will also find Take Aways and Pubs in this section. Enjoy!

Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around Catterlen

Grants Of Castlegate

54 Castlegate, Penrith CA11 7HY, UK – 01768 895444

Excellent food and service. Nice touch with vegetables. Fish and steak both v good . Highly recommended.

Great food well worth a visit.

Indian plaza

Middlegate, Penrith CA11 7PT, UK – 01768 865566

Very good service by very polite and attentive staff. Complemented by excellent quality food, well spiced without being burning hot, tasting exactly how they should. Will be using this take away again.

Food excellent service very good highly recommend


17-, 18 King St, Penrith CA11 7AJ, UK – 01768 210587

Tidy restaurant and the food i had was nice. Whilst I asked about the consistency of one particular dish as I have had something with the same name served semi dry (without a gravy) before, I was looked at in a puzzled manner and told it's a curry, it comes with a gravy. This sort of remark made in this way would lead me to believe that all dishes made are using the same base gravy with additional spices added as required. As I only had one meal I couldn't say if all other dishes taste very similar. Also being told to sit down whilst waiting for a clearly empty table rather than being asked to please take a seat is another customer service skill to work on.

Really nice food, nice peiple and good price. When they realised we were in a hurry with the take out they gave us a free coke (even though it only took like 30min)

Nursery and Preschools

Kiddly Winks Day Nursery

Emmont House, 40 Business Pk, Gillan Way, Penrith CA11 9BP, UK – 01768 864000

This nursary is fantastic brilliant staff feel very safe leaving my 3year old there hes made so many friends and learnt so much i will miss it when my little boy starts school in september!

Ignore the other review the nursery is fantastic. I have no fear leaving my son at nursery and have seen his development skyrocket since he started there. The interior is fantastic, well decorated and is very clean (considering it is over ran by small children!) Couldn't recommend highly enough!

Primary and Secondary Schools

Brunswick School

9 Brunswick Rd, Penrith CA11 7LX, UK – 01768 213200

Wonderful teachers, wonderful environment

Yanwath Primary School

4 Moorside, Yanwath, Penrith CA10 2LA, UK – 01768 840739

Children learn from the moment they are born. Curious minds absorb information constantly in an attempt to make sense of the world although, as most parents and teachers will tell you, this doesn’t always fall neatly into the packages of education outlined in any prescribed curriculum or scheme of work! In a time of ever-rising expectations and testing pressures in primary schools, developing the “whole child” remains of paramount importance at Yanwath. Through an emphasis on engaging pupils in their learning by making it real, we aim to harness their curiosity and produce confident young people who are ready to face the challenges of life and who have a love of learning.

St Catherine's RC (VA) Primary School

Drovers Ln, Penrith CA11 9EL, UK – 01768 864612

Public & Preparatory Schools

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

Ullswater Rd, Penrith CA11 7EG, UK – 01768 864621

Amazing atmosphere. Great educational system. Couldn't ask for more. Fond lifelong memories.

Possibly the best school in the area. They are selective about their admissions, and as a result attain high academic results. Their range of subjects at GCSE/A-level may be relatively small, but the teachers are genuinely enthusiastic about their respective subjects and this shows in the results they get. There's a wide range of extra-curricular activities available to all students too. The only thing that lets the school down is that some of its facilities are relatively dated, however, this does not stop it from being a fantastic institution.

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Local social service agencies for CA11 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for CA11 with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for CA11, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for CA11 with contact details and location maps

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