This lovely Victorian seaside town offers breathtaking views across the Solway of Dumfries and Galloway and has, as its backdrop, the timeless Lakeland Mountains. In the other direction we are backed by the Lake District Fells and Mountains and to the east we have Hadrian’s Wall.
There are wide tree-lined granite set streets, a picturesque promenade, recreational facilities and colourful summer festivals.
Enjoy a round of golf at Cumbria’s number 1 golf course or in the area there are facilities to enjoy bowls, windsurfing and a launch for jet-ski’s and pleasure boats. There’s even a funfair overlooking the promenade and the beach which stretches 13 miles to Maryport.
Silloth Golf Course
Vintage Rally – 10th & 11th June 2017
Silloth Carnival - 28th August 2017
Music Beer Festival – 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th September 2017
Western Lakes and Coast
Whitehaven boasts various unmissable attractions such as the Beacon, The Rum Story and Haig Colliery Mining Museum. The Muncaster Experience in Ravenglass offers a full day of family excitement with its haunted castle, Owl Centre and much more. Steam enthusiasts mustn’t miss a scenic trip on ‘La’al Ratty’ along the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. In Maryport there’s the Senhouse Roman Museum and The Lake District Coast Aquarium. At Keswick there’s Trotter’s World of Animals, or how about a tour (and a tasting!) at the Jennings Brewery in Cockermouth. Nearer to Stanwix Park there’s Bank Mill Tropical Butterfly House and the Gincase with its Farm park, children’s play area and tasty café!
Bank Mill Visitor Centre
West Coast Indoor Karting
Lake District Coast Aquarium – Maryport
Maryport Maritime Museum
Clip ‘n Climb
Plaza Cinema, Workington
The Beacon, Whitehaven
The Rum Story
The Lake District Wildlife Park, Keswick
Ravenglass Steam Railway