Eden, Cumbria, The Lake District – A natural choice for business

Our towns & villages

The administrative centre of the district is the market town of Penrith. Eden contains a number of other historic market towns including Kirkby Stephen, Appleby-in-Westmorland and Britain’s highest market town Alston which can be reached by the scenic Hartside pass.

  • Alston


    Alston in the North Pennines is surrounded by a unique landscape of moorland, hills, rivers and waterfalls and is one of England's highest market towns (being about 1,000 feet above sea level).

    This intriguing town with its cobbled streets and fascinating nooks and crannies has been the location for ITV's productions of Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist.

  • Appleby-in-Westmorland


    The ancient market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland has kept its old world charm. For several centuries, Appleby was the county town of Westmorland. With the creation of Cumbria in 1974, the name of the town was changed to preserve the name of the ancient county and as a reminder of the town's heritage.

  • Penrith


    Known as the "old red town" because of its sandstone buildings, Penrith, in the heart of Cumbria, combines the advantages of being located in a beautiful and inspiring area with the amenities of a vibrant local community.

  • Kirkby Stephen

    Kirkby Stephen

    Surrounded by spectacular scenery, the ancient market town of Kirkby Stephen in the Upper Eden Valley enjoys an enviable position between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks.