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Penrith Historical Sites and Heritage Locations


Great River Walk - Penrith
Penrith
The Great River Walk at Penrith has beautiful views of the Nepean River and Blue Mountains. The weir section of the walk winds northward from Penrith Weir to Cassola Place, approximately a two kilometre return walk. There is also another seven kilometres of the existing Bridge to Bridge section which uses Nepean Avenue to create a walking path from the Penrith Valley Bridge to the Victoria bridge and back. Access to the walk is also available from Memorial Avenue where a series of steps lead down to the river and allow you to walk under the Victoria Bridge.
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Categories: Historical Sites and Heritage Locations; Natural Attractions; Parks and Gardens; Scenic Drives and Walks;
Museum Of Fire
Penrith
Explore the drama and danger of fire and fire fighting at the largest Museum of Fire in Australia. Explore the history of fighting fires from the earliest times right up to the challenges of present day fires. The Museum is also the leading fire safety education facility in the country, so you will have fun exploring the history of fire fighting and also learn what to do if there is a fire or you catch fire.
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Categories: Entertainment; Galleries, Museums and Collections; Historical Sites and Heritage Locations; Landmarks and Buildings; Observatories and Planetariums; Parks and Gardens; Shopping;
St Stephens Anglican Church
Penrith
The foundation stone of St Stephens Anglican Church was laid in 1837 with the first service held in the courthouse. St Stephens is the 14th oldest church still in use in Australia and is of gothic design. The trig location of Penrith is taken from the north west corner of the church tower.
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